HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Mitt Romney and his new vice president pick, Paul Ryan, spoke to thousands of supporters at Absolute Style Furniture Sunday afternoon in High Point.
More than 10,000 people lined the streets, holding signs to show their support for the Romney/Ryan team as the anxious crowd welcomed their candidate.
"The idea of America was very clear. Our founders made it very explicit. Our rights come from nature and God and not from government," Ryan told the crowd.
Many of the people in attendance seemed to want to hear about jobs.
"We`re going to champion small business. It's going to be good to be in business again," Romney said.
Romney told Melanie McNamara, the owner of Absolute Style Furniture, which employs 26 people, that she built her business and not the government.
"The world depends on American leadership. We need to restore strong families, strong values, and a strong economy that puts our people to work and a military that`s second to none in the world," Romney said.