U.S. representative and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is in Westlake Tuesday at the Westlake Recreation Center sometime around noon. Doors are to open by 10:00 a.m.
This is Ryan's second appearance in northeast Ohio area since Mitt Romney picked him as his vice presidential choice. The last time Ryan set foot in our neck of the woods was on August 16 at Walsh University in North Canton.
He flew in from Greenville, North Carolina where he gave a speech to about a thousand people at East Carolina University.
Published reports say Ryan told the crowd that President Obama is worse than former president Jimmy Carter.
“The president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can’t tell you that you’re better off,” said Ryan. To sell the argument Ryan pointed to North Carolina's 9.6 percent unemployment rate. Some recent polls show that argument may be working.
An Elon University poll of likely voters show former governor Mitt Romney at 47 percent with President Obama at 43 percent.
Ryan was giving his speech about 250 miles down the road from Charlotte. That's the site of the Democratic National Convention which starts Tuesday. NewsChannel5 anchor Chris Flanagan is there and will bring live coverage of the event beginning Wednesday.
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