Was Paul Ryan a drag on the Republican ticket?

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Noam Scheiber ARGUES that celebrated budget guru Paul Ryan hurt rather than helped Mitt Romney’s chances of becoming president:

Most of what you need to know about why Ryan was kryptonite for the GOP is contained in the pages of the so-called Path to Prosperity, his proposal to roll back government spending, de-fund Medicaid, and hack up Medicare while cutting taxes on the wealthy. Although smaller government polls reasonably well in the abstract — as it did in Tuesday’s exit polls — the most specific elements of Ryan’s plan are calamitously unpopular…  

Before Romney made Ryan his running mate, conservatives persuaded ...

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