ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Mitt Romney was already hard at work on the campaign trail crossing the nation, hitting those all important battleground states. Now that his team is complete, with Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan on board, he is trying to gain steam. Monday, he was doing that right here in Florida.
"I've got a promise for you guys," Romney said. "There are better days ahead when we get a better leader in Washington!"
The presumptive GOP Presidential nominee's campaign hasn't skipped a beat. Florida Governor Rick Scott along with Senator Marco Rubio, who many thought was in the running to be the Vice Presidential nominee, were among those to take the podium just before Romney Monday morning in St. Augustine. From the start, Romney had strong words about his pick, House Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan; explaining why he was the best man for the job.
"[He's] a man that has proven he knows how to solve problems. He did not just go to Washington and become involved in public service to try and make a name for himself, he instead went to try to make things better for the American people," said Romney convincingly.
Not only did Romney use the trip to Flagler College to tout his running mate, but of course, he spent plenty of time telling rally attendees what he would specifically do to help them. In a state with unemployment at 8.6-percent, jobs and the economy were definitely front and center.
"[We are running] the kind of campaign that we are going to wage is the kind that is strong, helps to create more jobs, helps to balance the budget, put Americans into homes they can afford. We're going to get America working again. We love America and we know where this country needs to go and we're going to get it done."
And with that there was a thunderous applause.
Romney was scheduled to head to Orlando for a round table discussion mid-morning on Monday, but a notice from his camp Sunday night cited that Romney was exhausted and that he wouldn't be able to make all the trips slated for Florida Monday. Although he did skip Orlando, he is scheduled for another rally around 5:25 Monday evening.
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