Obama calls Paul Ryan a ‘good and decent man’ at speech but slams him on Twitter


For the first time, President Obama publicly acknowledged Paul Ryan’s entrance into the race for the White House Sunday at a fundraiser in Chicago.

In his first public mention of Romney running mate Paul Ryan, Pres Obama says "I know him. I welcome him to the race."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 12, 2012

Just in: President's first comments on Ryan — "good and decent man" but "ideological leader of the Republicans in Congress"

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) August 12, 2012

Pres. Obama on Paul Ryan: "I want to congratulate Congressman Ryan. I know him. I welcome him to the race. Cong. Ryan is a decent man"

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) August 12, 2012

Obama’s Twitter feed displayed a different message. As he was speaking, his campaign tweeted this:

Make sure the women in your life know: Paul Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2012

This comes on the heels of a deluge of tweets yesterday and today stating “facts” about Paul Ryan.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/12/obama-calls-paul-ryan-a-good-and-decent-man-at-speech-but-slams-him-on-twitter/

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