Mitt Romney announced 42-year-old, seven-term Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan would be his running mate on Saturday.
People have mixed opinions about Ryan and how he will impact the polls, but many on the Western Slope believe Ryan will help Romney will the presidential election.
"We've got to have the change that was promised and not the one we've got," Barbara Watson said.
Romney supporters are backing up his choice to make Paul Ryan his vice president.
"We're really excited about it," Watson said. "I think we're looking forward to getting the country back on track and as a conservative, I think that was the best pick he could have had."
"He's very smart. He knows what he is talking about. He don't have ideas, he has solutions," Dale Cox said. "He's been around in congress long enough to know what's going on and he's not for sale."
They say the only way to turn the country around is to have people who are not afraid to stand up to President Obama.
"Ryan is very outspoken, Watson said. "He defintely has the finesse that I think this country is needing, unlike the vice president we have now."
But not everyone thinks Ryan is a saint.
"I think they may not know anything about him and you always want to be educated before you vote," Sue Sommerfeld said.
Some people think that voters are just listening to rumors and not doing their research on the candidates.
"And I don't think younger people realize and now there's a lot of thing coming up for seniors and I think they better open their eyes," Sommerfeld said.
Republicans say they think Romney announced his V.P. at the right time. Getting him the support he needs from other parties and voters who like his nominee.
"A lot of times we don't know right off the bat who they're going to have on the ticket," Watson said. "I think that that's definitely going to help him and I think the Tea Party is going to throw all their weight behind him now."
"They've been behind Paul Ryan for awhile," Cox said. "They've just been holding back up until about now and they've shown their support already for him."
One of the biggest reasons Democrats attack Ryan is because of his plan to eliminate medicare, but voters will have the ultimate decision come November.