After a town hall meeting in Bowling Green, Mitt Romney sat down with Your News Now's Marissa Sherer for a one on one interview. They covered everything from Romney's economic plan, to his views on defense spending, and speculation that Ohio's U.S. Senator Rob Portman could be Romney's running mate.
When Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney entered the race for president he said this would be a race about America's soul.
The former Massachusetts governor's platform focuses mainly on the economy.
"Well I really want to do things that will encourage the economy to grow, put people back to work, and see rising incomes again. Middle class families are really getting crushed so I have a five point plan that gets this economy going," Romney explained.
Those five points include energy, trade, balancing the budget, creating a skilled workforce, and restoring economic freedom.
Romney is an established businessman having served as the CEO of a major corporation. With that experience, Romney says he'll get America's economy back on track -- something he says President Obama doesn't understand.
"25 years in business has taught me something the president has never learned and that is the people who build enterprises take responsibility for them, but its people, not the government who stand behind America's economy," Romney said.
Romney also talked about Obama's decision to cut defense spending, a decision that could have had a major impact on Lima's Joint Systems Manufacturing Center. Romney says he'll defend military spending.
"I do not believe in cutting our military. I believe the world is safer, I believe the world is still very dangerous place and a strong military is absolutely essential," he said.
Another part of Romney's candidacy that could have a direct impact on Ohioans is his choice of a running mate. Ohio's U.S. Senator Rob Portman's name has been tossed around for the country's number two job, but when it comes to discussing running mates, Romney's lips are sealed.
"Portman is a wonderful leader in our party and a good friend, but in regards to our vice presidential contest I've got nothing for you, sorry!" Romney said.