During a Fox & Friends segment with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday, it’s hard to believe a single viewer missed the message that Ryan’s budget was a reason they should vote Republican. Steve Doocy all but waved a GOP campaign banner as he called Democrats the party of “big government” and added, “If you want a party that’s making some hard choices, vote Republican.”
Gretchen Carlson gushed to Ryan: “Well, you have a lot of experience going up against the President… You really were the one who made him react last year when you put out your budget and all your graphs and charts and then he came out with his. His was voted down unanimously. Democrats voted his down. Now yours passed in the (Republican-controlled) House yesterday.”
Doocy took it a step further:
“This (Ryan's budget) really is kind of a campaign document because it draws a bright line between what the Republicans stand for and what the Democrats stand for. If you want big government, the Democrats are your party, whereas if you want a party that’s making some hard choices vote Republican.”
(H/T Media Matters)
Doocy’s line about voting Republican is at about 5:10 in the video below.
The only time I take notice to an endorsement is when someone like Colin Powell or Zell Miller (remember that nut?) endorses the opposing side. Then it’s news.
I wonder what percentage are actually persuaded to vote for someone because of an endorsement from (fill in the blank) ?