|Vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis,left, his wife Janna and daughter Liza and sons Charles, and Sam, right, during a welcome home rally Sunday, August, 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)|
Axelrod: Ryan selection evokes memories of Palin
WASHINGTON—A senior political adviser to President Barack Obama is likening Mitt Romney's selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate to John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin.
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Axelrod says he likes Ryan personally, but he also is labeling the Wisconsin Republican "a certifiable right-wing ideologue."
Obama's adviser says Ryan is "a genial fellow, but his views are quite harsh," and he says "these Republicans don't like Medicare."