DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

Annie Whitehead of Daytona Beach said she's concerned about jobs, and she feels Mitt Romney is that job creator.

"It's important to have income coming in," Whitehead said.

A crowd of more than 10,000 people cheered on the Republican presidential nominee with his running mate Paul Ryan on Friday night.

"We're going to champion small business, small business is where jobs come from," said Romney.

Romney spoke about putting teachers, kids and parents first, promising not to cut the military budget, and criticizing the president's handling of Medicare.

"The President is cutting Medicare by 716 billion dollars for current Medicare recipients, to pay for Obamacare- we're going to restore those dollars into Medicare and honor the promises made to our seniors," Romney said.

A union conference being held nearby decided to protest Romney's visit- chanting "four more years," and "Obama" as Romney's supporters left the rally.

"We're not happy being referred to as the 47 percent--- you know we have jobs too that we go to," said Anthony Young, a member of the American Federation of Government Employees Union.