Ryan To Gingrich: This Is Not The 1990s

Newt Gingrich’s comments on the Paul Ryan budget plan (namely, that it’s “right wing social engineering”) have been made a key part of the Romney campaign against him. Now Paul Ryan himself has spoken out. In an interview with the National Review Online, he says it’s a “disservice” to voters to back down from his suggested solutions because of political risk:

“This is not the 1990s,” Ryan says. “The ‘Mediscare’ is not working and we should not back down from this fight. I, for one, believe the country is ready, they’re hungry for it. They are ready to hear real solutions. We shouldn’t wait around for the status quo to become popular.”