Paul Ryan: Democratic ‘sugar high’ already ending

September 13, 2012

Echoing a memo from Neil Newhouse, Mitt Romney's campaign pollster, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan dismissed recent polls showing President Obama in the lead as a “sugar high” from the Democratic National Convention that is already dissipating. 

"This is a close race," he told members of the conservative media, including the Post's Right Turn. He added that the Republican ticket had been "carpet-bombed" with negative ads, "and we're still tied!" 

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