Of course Paul Ryan doesn’t think that the Romney-Ryan ticket agenda to cut taxes for the wealthy, repeal healthcare reform, or get rid of Medicaid contributed to their loss in the presidential election, because that would make too much sense. Instead he blames the “urban” vote for stopping their quest for the White House.
During an interview with CBS affiliate WISC-TV, the former GOP VP nominee said he was surprised by the election results and the large “urban” turnout.
“I think the surprise was some of the turnout, especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race,” said Ryan.
The Wisconsin Congressman also stated that he knew things were going downhill as the results began to come in for Ohio and Virginia during election night.
“There’s always an Electoral College strategy to winning these things, and you know what states you need to win to get to 270 electoral votes. When we watched Virginia and Ohio coming in, those as tight as they were, and looking like we were going to lose them, that’s when it became clear we weren’t going to win.”
Paul Ryan and many Republicans didn’t bank on so many people coming out to the polls. The President captured the majority of votes among young people from 18 to 29, 75 percent of Latinos, and an overwhelming majority of African American ballots. The only thing that’s surprising about that is the fact that the GOP thought they were going to make it into the White House after alienating these voters and their issues!