JET 24's Kim Thomas was the only reporter who spent the afternoon traveling on the Romney/Ryan tour bus.
"Can't afford 4 more," that's the message republican leaders were spreading Friday.
The Romney/Ryan bus tour kicked off Friday morning. We caught up with the bus in Sharon, PA.
That's where former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann and US Rep. Mike Kelly all greeted Mitt Romney supporters at the home of the original Quaker Steak and Lube.
They spent a bit of time there, then we all boarded the bus for Erie.
I spoke with each of these men who explained why they support Mitt Romney for President.
"It's the President's broken promises, it's Mitt Romney showing he's real, authentic and genuine with a real plan to fix America. The President, while he's in love with the sound of his own voice, he hasn't been able to follow through with the promises he made this country, that's the problem," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
"Because he's done things before, he's turned them around, he understands the private sector, because he is the private sector. He's also served in the public sector, good leadership to reach across the aisle, to work together with folks on the other side, we can win, we can fix this," said US Rep. Mike Kelly (R/PA 3rd District).
"President Obama for 4 years has talked about doing certain things, he will reduce the deficit, we will maybe become energy independent, we'll do something about immigration, and we might have tax reform. He had 4 years to do it and now he's promising to do it in the next 4 years, and I say, Mr. President you had 4, it wasn't on the job training," added Fmr. PA Gov. Tom Ridge.
Then, these men got off the bus in Erie where they wrapped up the bus tour in front of a large crowd at GOP Headquarters.
I spoke to these republican leaders about local issues, also about the controversy surrounding the attack in Benghazi, and had some fun with Governor Ridge talking about his competitiveness with his brother, Erie Attorney David Ridge.
We'll have much more from these leaders next week as we head toward Election Day.