Ryan blasts Obama administration at Colo. Springs rally

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Democrats had the national spotlight Thursday night when President Barack Obama delivered his speech to accept his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention.

Earlier Thursday, the Republican contenders worked hard to win over undecided voters.

GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan held a rally in Colorado Springs as the main candidates continue their focus on winning Colorado.

As you can imagine... he didn't have kind words for the Obama administration.

"When you take a look at what the president said back four years ago... remember he said we're not red states, blue states we're the United States of America... Let's set aside childish things and work together. This is the third president I've worked with. This is the most partisan president, the most acrimonious climate, the bitterest, partisan environment I've ever seen."

The rally at WestPac Restorations in the Springs attracted a largeĀ  crowd Thursday morning.

"We believe we owe you our fellow citizens more than just pointing out the obvious or pointing out the sharp critique of our adversaries. We owe you solutions. We owe you a vision of how we will replace this problem by reapplying our founding principles. And that is exactly what we are doing."

"Sometimes even presidents need reminding. Sometimes we need to go back and read that Declaration of Independence because that is where this idea was so clearly pronounced. Our rights come from nature and God and not from government. That's the American idea."

Ryan traveled from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles for an event in Southern California.