Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
WESTLAKE -- Paul Ryan says America isn't better off after nearly four years of President Barack Obama's leadership. And for a second straight day, the Republican vice presidential nominee linked the Democrat to former President Jimmy Carter.
He used unemployment , foreclosure and bankruptcy filing figures to compare the two President's records and called President Obama's worse.
"When it comes to jobs , Presidnet Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like the good old days..They fired Carter, hired Reagan and we're going to do the same thing," he said.
Ryan campaigned in the Cleveland area Tuesday, the first day of the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina.
He is taking the lead on campaigning for the Republican ticket during Democratic Convention week.
Romney is spending some time doing homework for upcoming debates.
Ryan says Obama will say a lot of things when he speaks Thursday night in Charlotte, but that he won't be able to convince voters that they're better off now than they were four years ago.
The Wisconsin congressman also says Obama is more concerned about the next election than the next generation.
He claims a Romney job creation plan could create 12 million new jobs over 12 years.