Raddatz frames the entitlement question in terms of the inevitability of bankruptcy. Ryan is making a good case that he will protect Medicare. Joe is smirking. Now Joe is giggling. Now Joe is rambling and telling seniors to be scared of the R-R plan.
Frankly, most voters are going to come down to Biden’s “who do you believe?” Because it is hard to follow the intricacies of these policies, beyond the rhetoric. Perhaps Ryan is capable of persuading viewers that a forward looking, younger man will have a smarter plan. Surely everyone knows that it really is not working?
Joe hates vouchers, even if they let you have exactly what you already have.
Ryan personalizes his commitment. Is that enough to buy trust?