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Paul Ryan: I Didn't Lose on the Issues, I Lost Because of Black People

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 9:44:21 am

Paul Ryan is showing just how deep Republican introspection will go after their huge loss; he now says he didn't lose because of the issues, but because too many black people got to vote.

In his first interview since losing the election, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wouldn't admit that voters rejected his economic vision and instead chalked up President Obama's victory to a large turnout of the "urban vote." "I don't think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare, we clearly didn't lose it on those issues," Ryan to local station WISC-TV. "I think the surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race."