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The Obama campaign has moved quickly on Romney’s decision to add Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket. In a video released Monday morning, the campaign blasts Ryan’s plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system. The web ad features interviews with the elderly in Florida as they express their concerns over how the reform would affect them.  As one Floridian argues, “Medicare is a boon for senior citizens, who without that would choose between food and going to a doctor.”

The video comes just as Romney prepares visit to Florida (conveniently without Ryan), and he’s already announced that he will skip his scheduled visit to Orlando, citing “exhaustion.” Democrats have pounced by suggesting the cancellation is a result of wanting to avoid having to explain the Medicare cuts to the citizens of Florida.

In addition to the video, these tough headlines in Florida have to be concerning to the Romney-Ryan campaign. Just how bad has the Paul Ryan pick hurt Romney’s chances in this critical swing state?

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