TAMPA, FLA. -- One of the biggest concerns that AARP had expressed through the course of this presidential campaign was the fact that no candidate had been discussing Social Security and Medicare.
With Mitt Romney's decision to tap congressman Paul Ryan as a running mate, that changed overnight.
The debate has become vigorous, to say the least.
In the middle of the entire situation is the AARP.
The head of the organization paid a call on the Sunshine State Thursday, as part of a campaign to make sure that seniors get the facts, sans spin.
Rob Romasco says, given the emotional charge of the issue, the facts - bare and unbiased - are the first line of defense for anybody trying to penetrate the political haze.
The AARP has come up with 15 recommendations as a result of input from members, as well as liberal and conservative think tanks.
Romasco says, if people can be given the facts, they'll be able to make solid and sound decisions.
"They can make some judgments and understand the implications," he said. "Not just the mathematical implications, but the implications on people ... what happens at the kitchen table, what happens with your parents, what happens with your sibling, what happens to you, if these changes are made."
The AARP website, which is already an information stockpile on a vast array of issues, is expecting to add more resources for seniors.