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Sen. Ron Johnson says choosing Romney over Obama equates to 'substance' over 'style'

On the final night of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president. Romney’s acceptance speech focused on the policies of his opponent as well as intimate memories of his family, friends and church members. Other republicans such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also spoke gave speeches alongside surprise guest Clint Eastwood who incorporated a chair into his presentation.

Sen. Ron Johnson who hails from Vice President Nominee Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin says overall through those speeches Republicans were able to convey that they “care about every American.” “We want to see very American have the opportunity to build a good life for themselves and their family,” says Johnson. “The way we do that is not the way President Obama has done it.”

When asked what the weakest part of Romney’s speech was, Johnson says “Some people may say he might not be as stylish as President Obama...if I had to choose style over substance in terms of the President of the United Sates, I’ll take substance every time. And I think that’s exactly what you see in Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney.”

Johnson went on to say “we need leadership” describe the Republican nominees as men of “real substance.” “[Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan] are not running to be president or vice president because they want to have the title,” says Johnson. “But because they care deeply about what’s happening in this country.”

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