TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited Lucas County Monday.
Paul Ryan Speaks at Toledo Express Airport
Before Ryan spoke at the campaign event at Toledo Express Airport, the crowd of hundreds watched a video of Mitt Romney, including him speaking live in Virginia.
Ryan's speech started just after noon and opened with remarks about national defense, saying President Obama's foreign policies have failed. He then moved on to discuss the economy, energy and debt.
Ryan's overarching message was leadership. He said Obama's leadership in economic and foreign affairs has led to the unemployment and unrest the country sees now. He stated the president is not doing enough about the country's growing national debt.
"That is not leadership. That's what politicians do, and on November the 6th, we're going to elect a leader, Mitt Romney, to deal with this problem and take on this debt crisis before it gets out of our control," said Ryan.
Now that the election is less than a month away, Ryan is hoping his message hits home with voters.
Toledo News Now's Ashley James sat down one-on-one with Paul Ryan for an exclusive interview after his speech at Toledo Express. Learn more here.
Romney in Virginia
Presidential nominee Mitt Romney told cadets at Virginia's Military Institute earlier Monday how President Obama has failed to lead on the world stage. Romney said the risk of conflict in the Middle East has grown under the Obama administration. He says he would do more to help opposition fighters in Syria and would not hesitate to put new sanctions on Iran.
Mitt Romney will visit Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Tuesday with Gov. Chris Christie.
The Lucas County treasurer held a news conference Monday morning in support of President Obama discussing how he disagrees with Ryan's belief that the auto rescue was wrong.
Obama in California
President Barack Obama responded Monday to Romney's criticism of his foreign policy in a new ad.
"If this is how he handles the world now, just think what Mitt Romney might do as president."
Romney and the president will face foreign policy questions at their next debate in eight days.
Obama spent Monday trying to raise more campaign cash in California. He will be in Columbus, OH tomorrow.
Tune in for continued Campaign 2012 coverage on WTOL 11 News starting at 5.
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