The Republican National Convention was Mitt Romney's chance to win over undecided voters, to showcase himself and his policies. IPR's Amanda Vinicky spoke with one Peoria, Illinois delegate who became a Romney fan this week during the convention in Tampa.
Richard Keller is a retired printer from Peoria. This was his first political convention. At the onset, he wasn't crazy about Mitt Romney. Keller was elected as a delegate for Rick Santorum. But Keller says he's learned a lot about his party's nominee for President.
'I really didn't know he was such a help to people. I mean you think of a guy like that in that kind of position with that kind of money, you'd think he could care less about anybody else. He's a loving, caring person. So is his wife. I'm very impressed.'
In short, he's been won over. But, he's not letting Romney off THAT easy. He says America needs a change from President Barack Obama.
"Everything going to, well, we'll say heck in a handbag. Our deficit, our borders, everything he promised has not come true."
He says it's time for guys like Romney, and his Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan, to take over.
"Together, I think they can do it. They will change things. They're just not talking. I think we'll really see it. And I'm a Tea Party member so we're going to hold his feet to the fire, make sure he does do it."
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