Obama Ad Focuses on Ryan, Not Romney

Defends president's Medicare record
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2012 9:55 AM CDT

A new ad from the Obama campaign slams his opponents on Medicare—but it barely mentions Mitt Romney. The ad, called "Facts," defends the president against Team Romney's claims that ObamaCare guts the program to the tune of $700 billion. Meanwhile, it attacks the GOP vision for Medicare, slamming Paul Ryan by name for his voucher-based proposal (and referencing Romney only in the first sentence), the Huffington Post notes. For his part, Ryan will be pushing his own ideas about Medicare reform in Florida tomorrow, visiting the biggest retirement community in the world—joined by his mother, ABC News reports. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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