Ryan was a mistake. He spearheaded an attack on Medicare. I think Medicare needs to be abolished along with Social Security, but in the real world, Medicare is the Third Rail. Touch it and you die. In essence, Romney’s campaign took on Bush’s baggage from suggesting Social Security privatization *before* even winning an election. I’d argue that the 2006 election wipeout was a direct consequence of Bush’s bright idea.
2006 was mostly about GOP spending, Katrina, Iraq, Abramoff, and Mark Foley.
Re: “Touch it and you die.”
The problem is...
If no one touches it, America’s economy will die.