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Paul Ryan energizes Republican National Convention

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Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick got the party faithful energized at day two of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

America learned a little about Paul Ryan's Wisconsin roots Wednesday night.

"I live on the same block where I grew up.  We belong to the same parish where I was baptized," Ryan said in Wednesday night's speech.

The nation also learned a lot about his political beliefs.

"These past four years we have suffered no shortage of words in the White House.  What's missing is leadership in the White House," Ryan said.

Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination tonight in the biggest speech of his life. His running mate tried to assure the many Americans that believe Romney is looking out for the wealthy over the 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," Ryan said at the Republican National Convention.

The Republican Vice President nominee finished with one last sales pitch.

"Join Mitt Romney and me.  Let's give this effort everything we have. Let's see this through all the way. Let's get this done."

Two other prominent Republicans also spoke about what they believe is a lack of leadership in the White House—2008 nominee Senator John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"Our President has not been true to our values," McCain said.

"My fellow Americans, we do not have a choice. We cannot be reluctant to lead and you cannot lead from behind.

Democrats point out that the 12 million jobs promised by Paul Ryan are nearly identical to what is already projected under existing policies, according to independent economists.

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