OCALA, Fla.-- Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is made a stop at the historic downtown square today.
Folks from far and wide gathered to see their candidate of choice. Signs, flags, banners and t-shirts transformed the town square. Locals couldn't have been more excited.
"I think it shows that Ocala is perking up and we need the help. We still have a high unemployment," supporter Ed Kelly said.
Voters came decked out in red, white and blue...and quickly filled the chairs and overflow. When Ryan took the stage, the crowd went wild.
The Congressman touched on a number of key issues like jobs and healthcare.He spoke for about half an hour, then took questions from the audience. They ranged from jobs for women to homeschooling to the future of NASA and the space program.
"You can tell he has experience and he's done his homework," supporter Martha Hanson said.
George Emmert hung around until everyone left and got very emotional. We asked him why, and he told us there is a lot at stake.
"I work for a large defense contractor and I'm worried about my job," he explained.
As Ryan spoke, pro-Obama supporters chanted "lyin Ryan" and "Save Medicare". Ryan's supporters say regardless of the opposition, they'll stand by their guy until the very end.
"We love it. We're just Republicans through and through," Susan Tyler said.
Ryan has a busy schedule in the Sunshine State. After Marion County, he'll go to both Ft. Meyers and Naples.