Jim Martin, “Kudos to Mitt Romney for choosing such a pro-senior man as Paul Ryan for VP.”
(Fayetteville, North Carolina) – Five days after delivering a rousing and hopeful speech as the Vice Presidential nominee of his party, Congressman Paul Ryan has proved to be the perfect running mate for a serious ticket, so says 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters. Said Martin:
“The Romney/Ryan ticket truly has become the ‘dynamic duo’ on behalf of America’s seniors. Their energy, their passion and their serious commitment to addressing and fixing the looming crisis over Medicare and Social Security are giving millions of seniors cause for celebration.”
Martin made the comments in Fayetteville, North Carolina, during the initial stretch of 60 Plus’s seven-week healthcare bus tour through the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.
“In just the first few days since we began our bus tour, I am seeing bigger and more enthusiastic crowds of seniors, very engaged in the election and very committed to making sure their voices are heard in November. They are tired and frustrated with campaigns based on personal attacks and false information, they want substance and serious answers to the serious challenges facing our nation.
“The Medicare Trustees have been clear that the program will go broke in 10-12 years, and the President’s former Chief of Staff Bill Daley put that figure at five years. The President must know Medicare is going bust, but still he offers no solution to save it. This is why seniors are so excited by the Romney/Ryan ticket. While Obama pushes seniors from Medicare to Obamacare, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are offering a REAL plan to strengthen and preserve Medicare for today’s elderly, as well as for their children and grandchildren.
“Seniors in November, 2012 will once again be the deciding factor in what course our nation takes in the future, just as they were in 2010. We are paying close attention, and so far we are extremely pleased with the tone and substance of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.”