It is a presidential campaign so you expect such things, but Friday morning Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan put out an ambitious agenda and then argued that Mitt Romney was the man to make it happen.
The goals centered around reducing government and making it more effective. The very friendly West End Henrico crowd ate up every pledge. Pledges that were long on promises, but short on specifics.
It is another day in Central Virginia, and that means another visit by a major candidate in the race for president and vice president in the United States.
Friday morning it was republican Paul Ryan who spoke to a packed house in Glen Allen.
It is a presidential campaign, and lofty promises are not uncommon. At Deep Run High School Paul Ryan only spoke for about 20 minutes, but promised quite a bit.
Among many the many issues he tackled, Ryan attacked President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthy.
"We're going to reject 'Obamanomics'”, he said. “We're going to clear up this tax system and get this thing reformed and help small business and families grow and create jobs"
On the Affordable Care Act, Ryan promised to make it a thing of the past.
"You know what? When we win,” he said plainly, “We are going to get rid of Obamacare."
He even vowed that Mitt Romney would find common ground with democrats in Washington.
"That is the kind of leadership we need," he said.
They are lofty goals, and according to democrats the path not the kind of thing swing voters are looking for.
"This ticket is one of the most extreme tickets in the Republican Party in my lifetime,” said. Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond). “I think it is going to give moderates and independents a real pause."
Ryan argues that his running mate is the type of leader the country needs. A man prepared to get America back on track. In Glen Allen, Ryan talked more about Romney's record than his own.
"It is the life story of achievement of leadership of making decisions," he said of Romney.
But those decisions that Ryan argued would tackle the country's biggest problems, like debt, deficit and getting people back to work, Democrats like McClellan believe will create an atmosphere that helps only a small few.
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As we reported earlier, we spoke one on one with Rep. Ryan after his event. See that interview tomorrow on NBC12 & Decision Virginia.