Former GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is understandably bummed that he and Mitt Romney lost the recent presidential election, but, not to worry, he's got a theory about why. In a new interview with Wisconsin's WISC-TV, his first post-election interview, Ryan attributed Romney's loss to unexpected "urban" voter turnout.
"I think the surprise was some of the turnout," he told reporter Jessica Arp in the interview, which can be seen above. "Especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race...I don't think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare - we clearly didn't lose it on those issues."
So, what exactly did Ryan mean by this? Claiming that the GOP's loss is basically just because people who live in cities voted can't be used as an argument, because bigger cities do tend to lean liberal, and, additionally, voter turnout was actually lower this year in comparison to 2008. Furthermore, the states with the most electoral votes where voter turnout was higher mostly went to Romney, with the exception of Wisconsin, where its 10 electoral votes went to Obama.
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[via Channel 3000]