Sen. Allen dances around Ryan plan

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Let’s be honest, the Paul Ryan budget plan is not something to brag about if you’re a Republican and want to get re-elected in 2012. A new Bloomberg National Poll reconfirmed its toxicity with 57 percent of Americans saying they would be worse off under the Medicare-killing plan. With Independent voters, 58 percent think the Ryan plan is a baaaaaaad idea. Dick Cheney gushed over the plan, saying he worships the ground Paul Ryan walks on — again, yet another reason to stay clear of it for the sake of winning voters.

Senator George Allen is staying hush hush on his view of the GOP-backed plan. The longtime politician is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2012 election for the Senate seat. He’s up again against Virginia tea party leader Jamie Radtke and businessman Tim Donner, and both support Ryan’s plan.

NBC’s central Virginia affiliate pressed Allen for his stance on the issue. For nearly nine minutes, he masterfully bobbed and weaved around the topic without actually answering anything. That’s some stamina. Allen called attempts to get his position on the Ryan plan a “political stunt.”

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Sen. Allen dances around Ryan plan

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