Ryan also took aim at the administration for the contraception mandate in the national health-care law, making note of his own Catholic faith and echoing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in framing the provision as an attack on religious liberty.
And Ryan introduced a new line of attack against Obama, telling the crowd that “the only kind of debate he can win” is “against straw-man arguments.”
“No politician is more skilled at striking heroic poses against imaginary adversaries,” Ryan said. “Nobody is better at rebuking nonexistent opinions. Barack Obama does this all the time, and in this campaign we are calling him on it.”