The Road to the White House seems to begin and end with Ohio. No Republican has ever won the Oval office without winning Ohio, and no Democrat has accomplished this since JFK won in 1960. Thus, it has become clear that both President Obama and Mitt Romney believe they need the 18 electoral votes Ohio has in order to lead our country for the next 4 years. According to the latest polls the President is up 51% to Romney who is at 46%.
Paul Ryan launched 3 day, 5 city bus tour across Ohio today with Mitt Romney joining him there tomorrow. With the UN in session this week President Obama will be in New York City today and on Wednesday he too will join the Ohio campaign trail. Howard Fineman, Editorial Director at Huffington Post Media Group, joined the conversation to discuss the importance of Ohio.
But, with Paul Ryan launching the bus tour through Ohio and Romney joining him a day later it gives a question to what the Republican party plans to do with Ryan. The basic format for the VP pick in the past has been play back up to the candidate, make sure not to out shine the possible future President, do a little bit of the attack to the other side, and be sure to voice your party in a positive light. However, according to a New York Times article today there is a debate within the Romney campaign as to whether they should let Paul Ryan go free. We posed the question to our Spin Cycle and here is what they had to say.