Patch caught up with former Pa. Governor Tom Ridge (R) just before Tuesday night's debate at Hofstra University. We asked him why he thought Governor Romney has made recent gains in polls of the state's likely voters.
"I think [Pennsylvanians] see a President who is perhaps well-intentioned, but has kicked a lot of decisions down the road," said Ridge, who left the governor's office when he was tapped by then-President George W. Bush to lead the newly formed Department of Homeland Security in October 2001.
"We need new ideas, we need new leadership, we need a decisive problem-solver," Ridge said.
Watch the video for the rest of Ridge's comments.