It’s not the general election yet, but we already know what one key issue will be: Medicare. Republicans in the House voted to basically end Medicare as we know it, a position Mitt Romney fully embraced in December. Progressives think it’s never too early to remind voters where Republicans stand on the issue.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America are raising money to air an ad on the issue during the two debates this weekend. The ad, which aired this June, is aimed at New Hampshire rep. Charlie Bass who voted for the Ryan plan — and who endorsed Mitt Romney.
Democrats know this is a winning issue for them. Republicans were scared by this very ad this summer and tried to get it taken off the air. But, as progressives want to remind them, they, and whoever their nominee is, have already yoked themselves to the Ryan plan. PCCC spokesman Neil Sroka gave the following statement on the ad buy:
Tea Party Representative Charlie Bass voted to end Medicare and this issue is one of the reasons he endorsed Mitt Romney. By airing this ad during this weekend’s New Hampshire presidential debates, we are holding Charlie Bass accountable for voting to end Medicare and making sure that Republican presidential candidates cannot escape their party’s extremism on this issue.
Watch the ad:
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