Aug 18, 2012
ABC NEWS: Republicans Fret About Medicare As Topic A
ABC's World News reported last night that "top Republicans" including former NRCC Chairman Tom Davis are "watching and worrying" and "nervous" about the impact of Paul Ryan’s budget that ends Medicare on Republicans chances this November. Davis goes on to say that Ryan’s pick “raises some issues you wouldn’t have had with another nominee.”
This comes after another former NRCC Chair, Tom Reynolds, compared the damage to Republicans of Ryan’s plan to end Medicare to George W. Bush’s failed Social Security privatization efforts in 2005.
Watch for yourself.
In addition, Senator McCain’s 2008 top political advisor, Steve Schmidt, recently admitted that House Republican strategists are “worried” about the impact of Ryan’s budget after they lost a series of Republican-leaning seats in special elections over this issue.
This week the DCCC began running its first two television ads of the general election about Ryan’s Medicare plan.