"This election is looking more like the choice election Obama wanted than the economic referendum Romney wanted."
When Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein tweeted that statement, he was talking about the clear differences between presidential tickets. Klein noted that the 2012 race would no longer be so much a referendum on Obama's policies, but a choice between Obama's vision versus the Republican Party's economic plan to continue to increase wealth for the richest in our country on the backs of the poor and middle class.
But purposeful or not, Klein's reaction the selection of Wisconsin GOP Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick is actually correct in another way -- this election is about choice. It's about a woman's ability to control her body, and a family's ability to decide when to have or not have children. It's about birth control, abortion, and access to health care.
The Presidential campaign knows it. "FACT: Paul Ryan would ban all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest," said the presidential twitter account. "FACT: Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill that would ban many common forms of birth control, including certain birth control pills," they followed up an hour later.
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