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Ann Romney: 'This Man Will Lift Up America!' (Excerpts from Ann's convention speech)
Weekly Standard ^ | August 28, 2012

Posted on 08/28/2012 3:50:04 PM PDT by GOPinCa

The Romney campaign released these excerpts of Ann Romney's speech, which she'll deliver tonight at the Republican convention in Tampa: “Tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts.

“I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours.

“Tonight I want to talk to you about love. …

“Mitt's dad never graduated from college. Instead, he became a carpenter.

“He worked hard, and he became the head of a car company, and then the governor of Michigan.

“When Mitt and I met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together. …

“I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a ‘storybook marriage.’ Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or Breast Cancer.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 2012rncconvention; annromney; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; noliftoff
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1 posted on 08/28/2012 3:50:08 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Sorry Ms. Ann,America will lift Her own self up.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: GOPinCa

Lift up America to what? A watered down version of what Obama has to offer? Mitt’s a moderate at best a liberal at worst.

So they can lift this.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 4:02:05 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: GOPinCa

*BARF*

I wonder how Moochelle will top this? The competition will be fierce.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 4:02:24 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: GOPinCa

Sounds to me like a really good speech


5 posted on 08/28/2012 4:02:49 PM PDT by Laur
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To: Laur

Sounds good to me, too. But when the haters come out, there’s nothing she could say to impress them.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: GOPinCa

Tonight I want to talk to you about love.

7 posted on 08/28/2012 4:06:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GOPinCa

Wow! I didn’t know Ann was so skilled in the art of comedy!


8 posted on 08/28/2012 4:07:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Laur

Romney doesn’t need any of you little people so step a side and let the flip-flopper keep on flipping you the bird.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 4:08:14 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Laur

Romney doesn’t need any of you little people so step a side and let the flip-flopper keep on flipping you the bird.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 4:08:26 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: GOPinCa

If anybody buys this attempt at deification of Mittens, I’ve got a other worldly stone artifact of a squid thing devouring a man with ancient cuneiform on it to sell you.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 4:09:45 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: GOPinCa

I give all politicians wives a pass..

They married the schmucks seems like that life must be hell


12 posted on 08/28/2012 4:10:56 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: GOPinCa

It’s not the lifting up that worries me.

It’s the drop kick that has me concerned.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 4:13:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Laur

Ann Romney is a class act, unlike Queen Moochelle.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 4:14:16 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: GOPinCa
This Man Will Lift Up America!

His goons are trying to take over the convention and crush grassroots choice. Yep, that's lifting up America all right. Sounds almost nobamaesque.

15 posted on 08/28/2012 4:15:01 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: GOPinCa

With all do respect Mrs. Romney, I don’t want your husband to lift me up. I just want him to get his government out of my way.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 4:15:01 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: GOPinCa

She will be shown as much respect here as Michelle Obama.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: hitchwolf

ANYBODY BUT OBAMA.. Yes it’s THAT bad.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 4:17:07 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Shadow44

forget saying anything nice on this site about Ann...
this is only time to bash Romney. with FRiends like this, who needs enemies.

Yup, another bash Romney thread..that is all we will see all through the election.

I think Ann is one classy and strong lady I would rather see in the WH...but you won’t hear that here.

If I wanted to hear Ann bashed I could go to DU.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 4:19:24 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: GOPinCa

I will try to keep an open mind about Ann. But the little bit I’ve seen of her, she does strike me as a cold and bitter woman. By bitter....I mean she seems like she feels she and Willard are entitled to .... well entitled to just about anything they want. She doesn’t seem like she really wanted to work for this nomination.

But maybe, I’m just projecting my loathing of Willard onto his poor spouse. My disgust for Willard could be keeping me from seeing Ann objectively. And since Willard has flopped around more than your average Pol....I don’t hold Willard w much regard.

I will say...the Romney’s do have a lovely looking family. And I wish them much luck on their future endevours. I just hope they don’t take the whole country down w them in their attempt to subvert the conservative cause.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 4:20:29 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: MacMattico

The left talks like that, everything is “hate” and “haters”.

Cruise over to DU right now and see what a huge percentage of the vocabulary over there, consists of the two words, hate and haters.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 4:22:16 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: conservaKate

When you see the charm with which Ann lies on video about abortion, it colors your opinion of her.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 4:29:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: hitchwolf

Romma/Obamney 2012! Forward to Restoring America to its foundations! (Restoring in the context means razing)


23 posted on 08/28/2012 4:31:31 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: ansel12

and.....? So the left defines what words I’m allowed to use? Free Speech only applies if it’s something you tell me isn’t said on a Democratic site? Get over yourself.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 4:35:00 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: GOPinCa

Big deal, I lift up the toilet seat when I pee, too.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 4:40:09 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: GOPinCa

Romney can only fight conservative Republicans. His candidacy will result in another term for “The Divine One.” While I will vote I shall not cast a ballot for President.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 4:41:28 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I don’t really care what the Romney bashers have to say.

I didn’t back Romney in the primaries, but nobody seemed to back a viable alternative because Santorum or Gingrich or whoever was wrong on 5% of the issues.

I was 19 when I held my nose for McCain, because I saw through Obama as being nothing more than a disaster.

Now I’m one of thousands of unemployed college graduates, and the thought of 4 more years of this economy makes me sick.

I’m not going to sacrifice my adulthood with Obamanomics because Romney’s not my #1 choice, and if that makes me a CINO because I want to do stuff like get married and have a family one day, so be it. I personally feel like I don’t have a choice otherwise.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: MacMattico

I merely pointed out how childish and immature it is, that is why I suggested that you go over to DU to see that it is the choice of that crowd, they use it on everything, they don’t know better, do you?

When you see it used as you use it, constantly by unthinking liberals, then you can see how cheesy your post was.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 4:42:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Shadow44

Amen.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 4:43:26 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

No he won’t.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: hitchwolf
Lift up America to what? A watered down version of what Obama has to offer? Mitt’s a moderate at best a liberal at worst.

So go vote for Obama. I mean, what the f else do you have to offer?

31 posted on 08/28/2012 4:45:02 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I agree with you, I just don't understand it. We are going down the “hole” in debt, government is all over us, more regulations, etc. and some on this site just bash Romney, especially Ann. I don't get it.

Some on this thread are probably trolls and from the DU. Why else would they bash a women who raised 5 kids, has MS and survived breast cancer.

When these people on this thread that are bashing Ann wake up on Nov. 7 and realize “hey I should have voted - what's this Obama was reelected?” Oh well - Enjoy.

Oh, thanks for the support of Romney, seems like just a couple of us here in that category.

32 posted on 08/28/2012 4:46:08 PM PDT by bobsunshine
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To: Shadow44

Congratulations. You are far wiser than the scorched earth conservatives here who are probably at least twice your age.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Shadow44
I agree.

Mrs Romney seems to be a very nice lady Dedicated to her husband and family.

Had to endure breast cancer and MS. but still willing to be put through the ringer of public life.

Good luck tonight, Mrs R.

34 posted on 08/28/2012 4:51:08 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Shadow44

My daughter is your age and it breaks my heart what we’re doing to your future.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by w4women (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Shadow44
unlike Queen Moochelle.

You misspelled Sasquatch.

36 posted on 08/28/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: ansel12

You hate Romney. That is a fact. We get it. Your posts make it clear. So now I’m childish, immature and cheesy. And you should know, you are such an authority. I’ve read lots of your posts. Go hang out with the DUmmies a little more, you must spend a lot of your time there, knowing what is always said on that site. Get your complimentary Obama bumper sticker yet?


37 posted on 08/28/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

LOL, I sure called that one right.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 4:56:53 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“forget saying anything nice on this site about Ann...
this is only time to bash Romney. with FRiends like this, who needs enemies.

Yup, another bash Romney thread..that is all we will see all through the election.

I think Ann is one classy and strong lady I would rather see in the WH...but you won’t hear that here.

If I wanted to hear Ann bashed I could go to DU.”

They rather keep Obama because he really isnt all that bad ya know?

Dont bother asking them how they will get rid of him in 2012. Their brains have long since taken a pass on really hard questions like that.

It’s easier to go after Romney.


39 posted on 08/28/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: bobsunshine
Some on this thread are probably trolls and from the DU. Why else would they bash a women who raised 5 kids, has MS and survived breast cancer.

Have you seen the charming video of her supporting abortion?

40 posted on 08/28/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: bobsunshine

“When these people on this thread that are bashing Ann wake up on Nov. 7 and realize “hey I should have voted - what’s this Obama was reelected?” Oh well - Enjoy.”

Oh they are all big talk about buying more ammo and food.

Like what are their swap-meet pop guns and beef jerky going to to stop Obama? Most of these Ramboobs would wet their pants in a firefight with a tin can let alone this Civil War II they dream of.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: w4women

It’s hard having to be supported by my parents after college. It makes me feel emasculated, and that all what I heard about “The American Dream” feel like a hollow lie.

So for all the people who talk about waiting it out until 2016, I can’t help but laugh at the idea.

I can’t just “rough it out” or stockpile supplies, because I have nothing to make it on my own.

I wish I had the luxury to sit this one out, but looks like I’m going to have to suck it up and vote for the lesser of two evils again.


42 posted on 08/28/2012 5:09:23 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: ansel12

Wow. Your arrogance is pathetic.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 5:09:28 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

We don’t know anything about Ann Romney that is good, all we know about her outside of her being normal in the sense of becoming a mother and getting sick, is the way that she supported abortion in word and deed, and that she kept illegal aliens working for her, and the business with the dog on the roof getting sick and traumatized on a cross country trip, and that she doesn’t consider themselves wealthy, and that she was once a Christian before joining Mormonism, and that her parents were not allowed to witness her wedding, which was held in pomp, and secrecy.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Exactly!


45 posted on 08/28/2012 5:12:23 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: VanDeKoik
what are their swap-meet pop guns

What is that?

46 posted on 08/28/2012 5:14:43 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

We know even less good about you, so that makes Ann Romney better than you.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 5:14:53 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Shadow44
Now I’m one of thousands of unemployed college graduates

Now is the time to take care of your military service.

48 posted on 08/28/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Unfortunately, I have a medical condition (food allergy anaphylaxis) that made me 4-F status, and ineligible for ROTC, or any military service.

They never grant medical waivers for Asthma or Food Allergies.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: beandog

Only if you are one of those rare freepers that is pro-abortion, and anti-Christian/pro-Mormonism, pro-Planned Parenthood, and mistreats animals.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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