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Ryan sets the right "tone" for Michigan Republicans at the GOP national convention

Michigan’s delegates say they left the Republican National Convention last night with extra enthusiasm.

They say vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan set the right ‘tone’ for the fall campaign in his acceptance speech.

Michigan’s delegates liked hearing Paul Ryan attacking the ‘Affordable Care Act’ and President Obama’s economic and spending policies.

Tom Stroup is a delegate from Northfield Township.   He says the “tone” of Paul Ryan’s speech should connect with independent voters.

“Because to me he is presenting the case that Romney and Ryan are going to be serious about America’s problems and that there are going to address those problems…it’s not just going to be rhetoric,” says Stroup.

Dennis Marburger of Bloomfield Township is a Ron Paul delegate.   He believes the positions Paul Ryan laid out in his speech will appeal to independent voters.

“And I’m sure that many of the things Congressman Ryan said tonight…the nature of our rights being God given…and the importance of the government being limited…reduced in size and scope so freedom and security can flourish,” says Marburger,  “those things should appeal to everyone…and we found that very encouraging.”

Michigan native Mitt Romney will accept the Republican presidential nomination this evening, with the Michigan delegation sitting in the front row.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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