In "OnCentral on Foot," we approach people at random in the streets of South L.A. and ask them their thoughts on the world and community in which they live. This time we asked people how they felt about the GOP presidential ticket, which is now complete with the addition of Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan officially named as Mitt Romney's running mate.
Gregorio Valladares, 38
Have you been following the presidential race?
I've been following the election for the past two months but I really haven't put too much thought into it. Either way, I don't think things are going to change. We are in a bad situation and whichever president comes in, it's just going to be an extension of the same thing.
What are the most important issues to you when you vote?
I actually fell into unemployment. I had a job in engineering and am having a hard time getting back into engineering. I think the economy is the most important thing, there's a lot of people out here struggling.
Mike Garcia, 30
Do you plan on voting this November?
Of course I plan on voting. What kind of American doesn't vote?
Have you decided who to vote for?
I'm a Democrat. I'm going to stick with my brother from another mother. Regardless of the fact that Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, I'm going to vote for Obama.
Eduardo Hernandez, 26
Mitt Romney recently chose his running mate, a man named Paul Ryan. Knowing the Republican ticket, does that affect the way you'll vote this November?
I always vote Democrat.
Are there any issues that are important to you that will affect the way you vote in November?
Well there's plenty of issues that are important to me but they won't even touch on them so there's no point even talking about it, you get me?
All photos by Emily Chu.