Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), a Romney surrogate and VP contender, said that this time around Wisconsin could go red and vote for Mitt Romney in an interview with NBC Sunday. Ryan acknowledged that the last Republican Wisconsin voters selected for president was Ronald Reagan, but contended that this time might be different.
Via First Read:
"We haven't gone Republican on top of the ticket since 1984 but we think this time is different. We think it’s different because people in Wisconsin are tired of the direction Washington is going. They don't the president's policies have worked," Ryan told NBC News in an interview Sunday evening. They think, “this is not the uniter. This is not the hope and change. This is a man who is dividing us, who is giving us terrible economic policies, who is growing government, who is growing the debt, and that just doesn't rub right with Wisconsinites."