PITTSBURGH (KDKA) â" While Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan was denouncing the Obama administration at the Republican National Convention on everything from jobs to health care to spending, most folks around Pittsburgh werenât watching.
âNo, Iâm afraid I was working last night, so didnât have a chance,â one man says.
âIâm busy with children, unable to watch television,â a mother says.
âI was watching baseball.Â Pirate game was a little higher on the priority,â another man says.
While it was hard to find local folks who watched Ryanâs speech last night, there were some Democrats who did, including one with some very strong views.
âPaul Ryan lied to the American people last night,â Jim Burn, Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party says. âNot once, not twice, but at least four times.â
To no surprise, Burn echoed Obama campaign comments that Ryan distorted the truth on issues like Medicare and a closed GM plant in Wisconsin.
Of course, in politics, facts are spun all sorts of ways.
Tonight, Mitt Romney accepts his partyâs nomination, which should attract a larger audience.Â
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says Romney just needs to be himself.
âThere is everything right and nothing wrong with Mitt Romney,â Giuliani says.Â âThe guyâs been enormously successful.Â Heâs had more success than most human beings have had.Â If he can just get across his ideas, what he wants to do, what he wants to accomplish, I wouldnât worry so much about all this touchy-feely stuff.â
Touchy-feely refers to the many people who say that Romney needs to try harder to relate to average Americans.
Some of those who did not watch Ryan last night are likely to watch the presidential candidate tonight.
Next week it will be President Obama and the Democratsâ turn to make their pitch from Charlotte, North Carolina.