Ryan and Obama have mixed it up before

In Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney is getting someone who hasn't been afraid to mix it up with the president of the United States. The Washington Times recalls some of the harsh words both men have used: Last year, liberal activists produced a campaign video equating Mr. Ryan's budget plans to pushing an old lady in a wheelchair off a cliff. And Mr. Obama pointedly blasted Mr. Ryan in a closed-door meeting with donors in Chicago, saying he's "the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill - but wasn't paid for. So it's not on the level. And we've got to keep on, you know, keep on shining a light on that." But Mr. Ryan has shown he's not shy about firing back at the president, bringing both budget numbers and sharp rhetoric to the fight. "Rather than building bridges, he's poisoning wells," the usually mild-mannered Mr. Ryan said....(Read Full Post)