Debbie Wasserman Shultz leads team of Democrats to Tampa to denounce the Romney-Ryan ticket

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz greets supporters in South Tampa

Although some media outlets had Paul Ryan on a shortlist for Mitt Romney's possible running mates, a number of folks have said they were surprised the former Massachusetts Governor went bold in taking the House Budget Chairman.

Count Ryan's Wisconsin Congressional colleague, Democrat Gwen Moore, as one of them.

Speaking to reporters in South Tampa as part of "The Middle Class Under the Bus” tour that had her, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Massachusetts State Representative Jeff Sanchez travel throughout the state on Monday, Moore said she was stunned that Ryan was selected, since the Romney campaign until now "had not had very much meat on the bones of their proposals."

Saying that this is indeed now a choice election, Moore said that the bromides that the Republicans have espoused about smaller government means "You are going to have less support through Medicare. You are not going to have Medicaid. You are not going to have Pell Grants. We're going to lower the tax rate for corporations who are people, and throw middle class people under the bus."