Political Headlines - August 30, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 


  • Medicare arguments key for both parties: President Obama lost the senior vote by eight points in 2008, and a crucial part of the Romney strategy is to try to win an even larger percentage of seniors. Michael Kranish, deputy chief of the Globe's Washington bureau, details.


  • Ryan hits hard on Obama, economy in speech: Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan aimed to introduce himself to America in the most consequential speech of his career. Political reporter Matt Viser and Metro reporter Brian MacQuarrie cover. 


  • Romney is the man to deliver: The Republican nominee may not fit in with the party, but he is their best shot at winning. Globe editorial page editor Peter S. Canellos explains.