Ryan: I Didn’t Explain Tax Math Because People Would Change The Channel

Paul Ryan defended his refusal to go into the specifics of Mitt Romney’s tax plan during a Sunday interview, saying on Monday that he likes Fox News host Chris Wallace too much to turn off his viewers by talking math.

“I like Chris,” Ryan told Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes Monday, via the Washington Post. ”I didn’t want to get into all the math of this because everybody would start changing the channel.”   

Ryan also said that the Obama campaign is mischaracterizing the plan. “When you’re offering very specific bold solutions confusion can be your enemy’s best weapon,” Ryan said.

During a Sunday interview, Ryan declined to discuss any math behind Romney’s tax plan, saying, “It would take me too long to go through all of the math.”