“I am the woman in the Green Bay Packer jacket at Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE’s rally in Clinton who asked him the question about specific plans to fix our economy,” Linda Morrison wrote in her hometown paper, The Quad City Times, on Friday. “Needless to say, I was quite shocked to learn the Obama campaign seized my question, putting out the statement ‘Even Ryan can’t attend his own rally without being called out.’ I was not calling Ryan out.”
At the town hall event on Tuesday, Morrison cited a contentious exchange between Ryan and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday, in which Ryan said it would take too long to explain the details of his tax plan. She asked the vice presidential candidate why he wasn’t more specific, and why he “didn’t answer his question about what are your plans.”
The Obama campaign, which has continuously argued that the “math doesn’t add up” on the GOP plan, pounced on Morrison’s question, saying in a statement that “Ryan can’t attend his own campaign rallies without being called out for failing to provide specifics about what Mitt Romney would do if elected.”
“That’s because just one day before the first debate, Mitt Romney has refused to say which deductions he’d cut for the middle class in order to pay for his $250,000 tax cuts for multimillionaires,” spokesman Danny Kanner said in a statement.
Morrison said she was happy with Ryan’s response to her inquiry, and that she was “outraged” that the Obama campaign would misrepresent the exchange.
“Today I am outraged that my question is being misrepresented and used as a political tool against the Romney/Ryan campaign by both media and the Obama camp,” she wrote. “The question I asked is what we the citizens want to know: How is the Romney/Ryan plan going to tackle this economy? Paul Ryan answered it with precise clarity. My next question is to President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAbrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Virginia race looms as dark cloud over Biden's agenda The root of Joe Biden's troubles MORE. What is your specific plan to fix the economy you said you would fix 4 years ago?”