Paul Ryan in hometown Janesville, Wisconsin, for RNC send-off

August 27, 2012 (JANESVILLE, Wis.)

Hundreds of people filled up the gym at Craig High School, sending Ryan off to the Republican National Convention the hometown way.

In a speech, Ryan said the stakes were as high as could be.

"We're not just picking the next president for a few years," Ryan said. "We are picking the pathway for America for a generation."

Ryan will head to the convention Tuesday and is scheduled to speak on Wednesday.

Janesville residents believe Ryan is ready for the task.

"We've been supporting Paul Ryan for a lot of years. And his message has always been consistent, and it is a message that the rest of the nation needs to hear," said Jim Enerson.

Democrats were in Janesville, too, spreading their message that change is not the answer.

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