Politics

Video: Rep. Paul Ryan Says President Obama Won Because of "Urban" Voters

| by Michael Allen

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan says that he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the election because of so many urban voters, not because Americans rejected his idea to turn Medicare into a coupon plan (video below).

Rep. Ryan told WISC-TV: “We were surprised with the outcome. We knew this was going to be a close race. We thought we had a very good chance of winning it. I think that the surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which definitely gave President Obama the big margin to win this race.”

“I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare. We clearly didn’t lose it on those issues. I think what people want us to do is tackle the country’s problems, and what I got out of this is they don’t want only Republican ideas or only Democratic ideas, they want us to come together for common ground and to work this out.”