Ryan Candidacy Puts Debts, Deficits Front and Center

Liberals who are “giddy” at the prospects of Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan are in for a rude and sober awakening when they realize the strategic genius behind the decision.

Team Romney’s strategy? Lure the Obama campaign into attacking Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” deficit reduction plan as a means to frame the 2012 election as a battle over the economic consequences of debt and deficits. If Obama strategists David Axelrod and David Plouffe take the bait, Mitt Romney will win.

When the Obama campaign and its surrogates run retreads of the infamous “throw grandma off the cliff” Medi-scare ads against the Ryan plan, Team Romney will run the identical ad and say “Obama’s reckless spending and deficit spending have already driven America’s economic future over the cliff.”

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