Skip to comments.Poll: What Did You Think Of Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech?
Posted on 08/30/2012 9:22:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney formally accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night at the party's convention in Tampa, Florida.
In his speech, Romney criticized President Obama for not leading the country in the right direction the past four years.
He also laid out his five-point plan to create 12 million jobs in the United States.
The entire text of Romney's speech can be found here.
What did you think of the Republican nominee's speech? Vote in our poll and discuss the speech in our comments section.
What Did You Think Of Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech?
It was great
It was good but not great
It was OK
It wasn't very good
It was terrible
It was much better than I thought it was going to be.
Nailed it. r and R !
It was a good speech. At least Romney spoke with more passion than McCain did during his acceptance speech
It was great—it did what it had to do. Now the GOP can unite and do battle with the Democrats—I think the full armor of God has been put on and the sword of truth drawn. This will be a fight that needs to be won. What Mitt started tonight was nothing short of a Crusade. Maybe Joseph Smith was right when he said a Mormon President would someday save the nation. If Mitt can do it—bring back jobs and prosperity he should have his face carved on mountain sides! Dang, he looked like a president.
I couldn’t watch it. I’m all but certain to vote for Mittens and figure the less I see of him before election day, the easier it’ll be for me to pull the lever.
Chris Matthews is feeling a tinkle, this time going down his leg.
He did well
B-. The guy is just too too precious. He tilts his head just so, his eyes sparkle his teeth gleam. He just creeps me out.
I don’t like him. If that offends you tough.
Exceeded my expectations. On a scale of 0 to 10, I give it an 8.5 or 9.0. It was REALLY good in places, Okay in others, sub par in others.
Overall delivery was good. Some of the tough parts seemed “forced” almost angry. I didn’t really mind it, but it didn’t fit with the rest of it.
Overall, quite good.
Great speech, he is a winner.
I would like to have seen a more pointed attack. I think he has it in him, but their plan anticipates the Democrats convention next week, and perhaps the thought was to hold off on some attacks until after the Democrats decamp their convention, so they will not have the specific convention megaphone to effect a response.
DREAMS OF OBAMA’S NIGHTMERE VS. ROMNEY’S REAL AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM. nuff said.
Best coherent speech since Reagan.
Was this the moment that the oceans started to rise again?
money was GREAT tonight.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Get used to eight years of being creeped out.
It was heart felt, honest, and upbeat. I think he's an honest and upfront man, but I'm not in favor of his overall politics. Yet he's ages above what's in office today. We have no choice. It's time to come to grips with that. Either/Or.
You nailed it. That was my first thought when the speech ended. This time, I feel like the (R) running for president really wants to win. McCain made me feel like he didn’t care whether he won or lost.
Nailed it in a way I never expected. It made me proud to be on the side of the aisle I am on, and I haven’t felt that for a long time.
No, it doesn’t offend me. Tough. I’ll still happily vote for him over Obama. I’m sorry that offends you...
I don’t think Romney is not a “Rah Rah” guy so if that was the expectation, you probably feel it didn’t cross your threshold. I think Romney is “action” guy who is better once he gets his hands on a task. That being said, I think he got the job done. 5-7 point bump?
Romney's speech was not aimed solely at the Convention delegates or at people like me who have already decided to vote for him. It was targeted at voters who might still be on the fence, or who are disillusioned with Obama and perhaps not even planning to vote. Reagan turned this country around with energized majorities that included such voters - people who now comprise much of today's solid Conservative base. I think this is a wise and winning strategy.
Why would that offend me? I’m not his brother. I’m going to vote for him, because the alternative is unthinkable. I worked for President Reagan and this guy is no Ronald Reagan, but then again, he’s no Barack Obama, either, and that’s enough. He can’t really disappoint me, because I have no big hopes for him. As long as he tries to swing the ship of state back around towards capitalism, I’ll be happy.
His speech showed clearly why need a adult and a real American to be in the put house and why the Kenyan clown was a bad choice.
Was this the moment that the oceans started to rise again?
It’s nothing new for me. All politicians are creepy to me. Even Reagan.
Actually McCain’s speech made me fall asleep, at least Romney kept me wide awake. Romney wants to win, so does Paul Ryan, I think putting Ryan on the ticket was the best decision. Ryan brings energy to this ticket
I thought it was good, not great. I really don’t care about what he says, it what he actually does. However, I wanted more about BO’s share the wealth vision vs capitalism and how that is what has made the country great. How about comparing BO’s visions of shared prosperity with the Soviet Union. Some need to be educated about this.
Post of the day!
He even wrote it...
I thought it was great. I got to know Romney a little better. I have more faith in him and think he will make a good President.
Even yourself. Because that's what you're trying to project.
He literally said he’s going to help my family. Really. My family cannot take any more “help” from these bastards.
Speech was great, moreover the man behind it was revealed to be a great human being, a man of accomplishment who has lived his life well and successfully. What more can you ask for in a President? With Romney, there will be no “didn’t inhale”, no bimbo eruptions, no hidden secrets of everything from birth through college. Above all, he is a capitalist, and a damned good one, not some communist sympathizer whose world view includes making America a diminished nation and “spreading the wealth around”.
To those who are “creeped out” by some nuance of his appearance - well, “that’s tough” indeed. I suppose some thought Reagan’s hair was too wavy, or George Washington’s wig wasn’t powdered white enough. I mean for crying out loud!
Mitt Romney is Presidential, and showed tonight that he will be a great President.
He is going to make a fine President and give our country something to dream about again.
Excellent speech and his entrance was just so perfect. Anybody else realize it looked like he was the president coming in for the state of the union address? I loved it.
Think Romney turned zero’s “soaring rhetoric” into a liability. HAH - because that’s pretty much all zero has left other than outright bribes from the public treasury.
I don’t remember McCains’ speech .
The implication of that post is that you've willingly accepted it in the past...
Help the American family by allowing private sector jobs to be created and keep more of their hard earned money rather than handouts and foodstamps that your beloved Obama wants to do.
Anyone who is not obsessed with taking your freedom day by day is helping you by preserving our rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - all of which have been waning for the last 42 months.
Hey, I can take “precious” a heck of a lot better than the “nose in the air” narcissist.
Romney made two major improvements:
1.) He had more fire in his belly.
2.) He simplified his 59 points into 5 points: “ - - - He also laid out his five-point plan to create 12 million jobs in the United States.”
One of his target audiences was those who voted for Obama, but now are disappointed.
Romney will try the Reagan technique of “growing the economy,” while Ryan talks about keeping Federal expenses to 20 % of the GDP.
Not much detail on what a spending “cut” means to Romney.
Not much detail on what regulations will be abolished.
Worst part of Romney’s speech is that he promises to replace Obama”care.”
I was a good speech, the best delivery I’ve seen Romney give, but vague on details. For example “I have a plan to create 12 million jobs in America.”
Duh Romney, what is your “plan?”
I don’t want to be unkind but that makes no sense. Please try again.
I’m an analytical, issues kind of guy, so it was not a speech designed for me. It was, however, a very good speech for what it was intended to be: an attempt to narrow the gender gap and an introduction of Romney as a man to be trusted.
If it's "help" from liberal bastards, I agree. But Romney is a businessman, and his vision of help is getting out of your way. That's just the kind help that my business and my family want from the government.