Sarah Palin

Ryan Reminds Axelrod of Palin

The Obama adviser likened the excitment Ryan's selection has caused to the reaction caused by Palin's pick in 2008.

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WASHINGTON — A senior political adviser to President Barack Obama is likening Mitt Romney's selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate to John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin.

David Axelrod tells "CBS This Morning" he recalls "that kind of excitement four years ago" when McCain presented Palin to the country as his choice for vice president. Axelrod says in Monday's interview he thinks the selection of Ryan, who is popular with tea party figures — as Palin was — is "not going to be a plus for Mr. Romney."