Ryan and His Budget Get Major Airtime

An indicator of how powerful Paul Ryan and his budget proposal have become: All three evening newscasts did a separate piece on Paul Ryan last night averaging more than 2 minutes each -- significant in newscasts that are under 28 minutes long.

On the other hand, President Obama came on the air for 15-second soundbites in the three newscasts, in pieces that talked about the overarching issue. Add that to The Wall Street Journal op-ed yesterday and the front page of The New York Times today, and Ryan and his budget have become Gingrich and his contract for America 2.0

The more important point here is that this budget proposal is a true threat to Medicare, largely because it doesn't affect current seniors and the population that it does effect -- younger workers -- often don't think that long term when voting or living their lives.