Romney, Obama advisers: Ryan choice was bold

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“We’re making a bet that Americans are more interested in a campaign that’s waged on real ideas – including entitlement reform – and that a substantive campaign conducted on the high ground is going to trump the kind of petty, negative politics that we’re hearing from Barack ObamaBarack ObamaNigel Farage: Trump better for UK than Obama Obama lauds abortion decision from Supreme Court Dems celebrate anniversary of gay marriage ruling MORE,” Fehrnstrom said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“They’re really running a campaign without a conscience.”

But Stephanie Cutter, a senior campaign aide for President Obama, shot back that trying to point out what Ryan’s budget means for Medicare and Medicaid was hardly mudslinging. 

Ryan’s budget, Cutter said, was “big, bold and courageous. But I don’t think that’s the prescription the American people are looking for.”

“We’d love to have a substantive debate,” Cutter added. “As of yesterday, Mitt Romney put some substance on the table.”


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