Flanked by his mother and his wife Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan took the stage in Oldsmar on Saturday.
He was greeted by rousing cheers and didn't pull any punches when talking about President Barak Obama's tenure in the White House.
"If you take a look at the record for the last four years it's a record of failed policies of an absence of leadership," Ryan explained to the crowd.
The Wisconsin congress member criticized the Federal Reserve's proposed new plan to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds.
The goal is to keep interests rates low. Ryan is not a fan of the plan.
"We don't need sugar high economies," he said Saturday. "We don't need synthetic money creation."
Ryan continued to tout GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's business background and leadership credentials. He says his running mate is the man to the lead the country out of its current stagnant economic situation.
"When Mitt Romney was governor [of Massachusetts] the credit rating was improved," Ryan continued. "Unemployment went down and household income went up 5000 dollars."
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced Ryan to the crowd in Oldsmar just before noon Saturday. She says despite recent polls that show Obama opening up a lead she expects the race to tighten.
"People care about jobs, their kids and their grandkids," Bondi said. "Having jobs, that's what this is all about and that's what they [Romney/Ryan] understand and they're going to balance the budget."
It's a message that resonates with Ryan's base of staunchest supporters.
"I like his answers," said one unidentified Ryan supporter at Saturday's event. "I like that he's pro family, pro America and pro-business."
Organizers estimate approximately 5,000 people attended Saturday's rally at R.E. Olds Park.
Ryan's "Victory Rally" saw some 5000 people attend.
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