OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Miami University College Republicans are behind vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
Brick Street Restaurant in Oxford sponsored the College Republicans Wednesday to watch the Republican National Convention and hear Ryan's speech from Tampa.
Ryan is a 1992 graduate of Miami University and was a fraternity member of Delta Tau Delta.
He delivered a speech full of optimism on Wednesday night.
Ryan talked about the Romney-Ryan plan for a stronger middle class. "We have a plan for a stronger middle class, with the goal of generating 12 million new jobs over the next four years," said Ryan.
He also contrasted their plan to President Obama's saying, "Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country. The president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over. That will come as news to the millions of Americans who will elect Mitt Romney so we can repeal Obamacare."
Baylor Myers is the chair of Miami's College Republicans and says Ryan's speech will focus mainly on job creation and reforming Medicare.
"I think it's very clear this is a solution oriented ticket," said Myers. "These are two men who have a record of delivering on not only jobs but economic policy and have a wealth of knowledge in that realm and compared to Barack Obama and Joe Biden, I mean they're just experts in the field and the other guys are toddlers out there."
Ryan promised the voters he will lead rather than avoid tough issues. "The right that makes all the difference now is the right to choose our own leaders. You are entitled to the clearest possible choice because the time for choosing is drawing near. So here is our pledge. We will not duck the tough issues – we will lead. We will not spend four years blaming others – we will take responsibility. We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will reapply our founding principles. The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best of us – all of us, but we can do this. Together, we can do this," said Ryan.