Mitt Romney Republican National Convention Speech: Nominee Outlines Plan, Calls '08 Obama's High Point

by at . Comments

Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination last night with a forceful promise to lead America to renewed prosperity after years of mediocrity.

Presenting himself as the turnaround artist we need to finally end the cycle of dashed expectations and broken promises, Romney told the Tampa, Fla., RNC crowd:

"How many days have you woken up feeling that something really special was happening in America? Many of you felt that way on election day four years ago." 

"But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama?"

"You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president," Romney said, "when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him."

Romney's focus, like that of the nation's voters, was almost exclusively on the stubbornly sluggish economic recovery, and he touted his business experience.

He mocked Obama's famous 2008 line that his election could "slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet." After a dramatic pause, he pointedly stated:

"My promise is to help you and your family."

The former Massachusetts Governor's 38-minute speech was light on policy details, but it did offer more autobiographical detail than he usually delves into.

As Ann Romney helped him do Tuesday, Mitt sought to push back against the caricature of him as an aloof, ruthless, out-of-touch corporate chieftain.

Like his running mate, Paul Ryan, he made clear overtures to ordinary citizens (women) in particular, to upend the notion that the GOP stands only for the rich.

Did he make the sale? Romney was running just about even heading into the Republican National Convention; we'll see if this helps him make inroads against Obama.

Election 2012:

 

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Bill-clinton-photograph

Bill Clinton Has Young, Blonde Mistress Named "Energizer," New Book Claims

Bill Clinton reportedly gets regular visits from a young mistress. This, according to a new tell-all book by Ronald Kessler.
Selena-gomez-black-and-white

Selena Gomez on Instagram: Pray for Gaza...

Selena Gomez has posted a political message on Instagram. She's telling everyone to "pray for Gaza."
Celebrities-who-regret-being-political_rihanna

Stars Who Should Stop Tweeting About Politics: Our Bad!

These stars tried to get involved in politics via Twitter. They later regretted doing so.
You-betcha

Sarah Palin Calls For Impeachment of Barack Obama, Twitter Doubles Over in Laughter

Sarah Palin wants President Barack Obama to be impeached. Twitter users quickly made this the comic relief of the day.

Avatar

OMG! Talk about drug hallucinations! Look! I have nothing to do with what you falsely accuse Matt of...okay? No one but those who work for the site can do the things you're complaining about. And YOU know it! Please be careful or we'll have to call the Cyber Crisis Intervention Patrol and have ya hauled off the Cyber Psych Unit! Not pretty! No other blogger is bothering you...if you're erased, then, you've gotten your own self in hot water by the mysterious powers that be!

Avatar

@@gayhawk- I've been watching this as well. You seem to be the one talking about erasing and ip. yoU are the one with the knowledge and you are sabotaging ur self. Trying to blame another. you are in check. if ur ip was block then you woulD not be doing this. only a moderator has access to erase. nice try but you are in check. opinions are opinions no matter who says them. someone with clout sees your messages unfit thus being reason for erase.

Avatar

@same thing: If you think all that you wrote is true...then why are YOU still here? You hit me as one who wouldn't tolerate being on a blog were such things occurred. You, of course, have no proof of what you are saying. Instead, you throw out accusations you obviously can't back up! And, of course, there's always the possibility YOU are the one messing with IP addresses & erasing comments, etc. Of course, there's no proof of that either..yet you don't shrink to accuse others of such things. Wow! I'm impressed.

Avatar

steve (freebrittney) will look over at a empty chair if matt (hiltonhater) keeps up his blocking ip addresses and erasing posts .The racist political raving is the cherry on top.

Avatar

I think referring to Obama as "The Empty Chair" was really the most charitable, politically-correct thing Eastwood could do! Give the man credit for some shred of tact! Obama's been MIA on jobs, the economy as a whole, and energy. He's a loser! Yeah. Get your head around that term...."loser". We deserve better in America...we'll soon have it with the Romney-Ryan team. Can't wait!!!!

Avatar

Mittens has already said he will return to the economic policies of Little Bush Jr. THE EXACT same policies that led us into recession and high unemployment!!! These people simply NEVER LEARN!!!! Every time they've tried this "trickle down" theory it's blown up in their face but they hold onto it like a sacred cow!!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!! Fired up and ready to GOOOOOOO!!!! YAH!!!

Avatar

Iran laughing at the USA
Russian tell USA to get out of the way as they take arms to Syria to continue the slaughter.
Israel getting threaten with extinction.
23 million Americans out of work
1 in 6 in poverty
Welfare participants at an all time high
Unemployment went up in 44 out 50 states/July
China has us bent over
Middle Class is getting taxed more AKA-Small business
Obamacare has raped Medicare
Insurance prem. already way up
Gasoline- price goes up as your pumping.
Division in this country like never before
Yeah I heard

Avatar

Romney lost me. No mention of the raping of the constitution. Joking about global warming! Going to join Obama in doing nothing about the banking scam. Going to fix the debt by spending more. Obama not bush ruined the economy? Did not mention a single spending cut! Our military is too small? #*)&$ What? We are so week we are ripe for attack. Really that's our big problem. - wow - are the american people listening?????????

Avatar

with a name like "there you are" hiding looks like what you are doing-no?

Avatar

Mia Love, Arthur Davis, Marco Rubio, C.Rice, Gov. Martinez of New Mexico. All of these people are minorities, all Republicans and all of them spoke. STUNNING to say the least was when thousands of white republicans, these "TEA PARTY RACIST" stood and cheered these people! How could this be? Aren't republicans racist- 24/7? So confusing!
Amazing to say the least when CNN does everything it can to trash Romney and call him anti-women! From what I saw he is without a doubt pro women! Amazing that the Democratic party has spoke of nothing but racism being lead but their Senators and Congress. Romney showed the country he is a man of dignity & integrity. Rebublicans have shown Minorites that Democrats have been using them! He speaks when there is something to actually be said! Romney doesn't have to walk back the shit that Ryan says like Obama & Biden. Romney 2012