Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin congressman Paul
Ryan as his running mate, he's become an instant home town hero in
"I'm really excited that he's on the ticket," said Paul Ryan supporter Dannie Shear.
Those who came out to Ryan's homecoming rally on Monday say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
"I'm very concerned about my grandchildren," said Paul Ryan support Deborah Moore.
are tired of what's been happening in
"We've been hit hard, we got a hard knock," said Ryan. "But we are hardy people and we will recover from this."
"Help people in need, give them the job training skills they have to have," said Ryan. "Flourish entrepreneurs and small business, so people can get back on their feet."
Just the message Dannie Shear, who owns Beloit Ready Mix a cement company, says he's been waiting to hear.
"I don't have any more hope, and with these guys, I know their going to get us in the right direction," said Shear.
even with Ryan on the verge of becoming a political star, people in
"Everything about him seems to be one of loyalty, faithfulness," Paul Ryan supporter Peggy McShane.