Skip to comments.Romney: 'My Country Deserves Better!' (Acceptance speech excerpts)
Posted on 08/30/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by GOPinCa
Here are excerpts of the remarks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to deliver this evening in Tampa, Florida:
Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the way Americans always have optimistic and positive and confident in the future.
That very optimism is uniquely American.
It is what brought us to America. We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.
They came not just in pursuit of the riches of this world but for the richness of this life.
Every family in America wanted this to be a time when they could get ahead a little more, put aside a little more for college, do more for their elderly mom whos living alone now or give a little more to their church or charity.
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I can feel the smoke going up my a$$. Even Mitt must know that this is positively untrue. The serious division between the parties on moral, ethical and socioeconomic opinions is probably the biggest single threat to the US political system going.
Who do you recommend voting for?
A black Mormon woman CONSERVATIVE is running for Congress and spoke at the convention.
Stop with your race baiting. It is not conservative. Conservatives don’t judge based on skin color or religion. You are a fraud.
None of those other choices have a prayer of becoming President. In Michigan a vote for one of them is the same as a vote for Obama. Sorry to hear you support the marxist who is trying to destroy this country.
put that in your pan and fry it
Great speech; I was very impressed and pleased with it.
I think clearly it came down to Ryan, Rubio, and Christie. Mitt was brilliant in his decision, and the way he handled these young men. To Rubio who was passed over, he talked to and gave the introduction speech. I have a feeling Romney has done this before with young men. Gets them to walk through walls for him. There could only be one VP choice, but make the best of the guys you’ll need in the future. I think the speech I saw last night was the best political speech I’ve ever witnessed.
Deserves = Entitled to (to my ear. It was a clunker.
Still, Romney does not make me as angry as McCain did. That’s about all I want to say about that.
“I have a feeling Romney has done this before with young men. Gets them to walk through walls for him.”
Sounds like leadership, something we are in dire need of.
You don’t bring people together by focusing on the negatives. Focus on what people have in common.
Sure does feel that way. Truly disappointing to see this reaction on what has been my favorite web site for more than a decade. Trashing the man who is trying to rid us of Obama on the night of his nomination. Quite sad.
I was really hoping to hear a detailed plan from Mitt, instead, he spent his speech telling us the obvious
Disappointing at best
Just like a hate mongering liberal, wishing death upon those you don’t agree with. Sarah Palin would be ashamed of you.
Can’t take a little Civil Disobedience , eh? Well get prepared for a lot more of it. Its just beginning.Sarah Palin does not speak for me nor does she control me and millions of others that she abandoned, she had a chance to represent us and turned it down.Now we are on our own and will do just as we please.
The RINOs and the GOP can take a long walk of the short pier.A new party is needed and it will come. The GOP convention is a fiasco of people taking the stage and bursting forth conservative platitudes while making sure behind the scenes that State Conservative blocks and candidates are cast aside or out of the party.What a laugh!
If I didn’t know any better, I would think that Clint Eastwood was running for President. Nobody is talking Romney’s speech. It is all about Clint. I remember in 2008 they had Chuck Norris speak and he was for McCain but that didn’t help at all. I think it should be no hollywood actors at all making speeches because regardless of whether they want it to be, it always becomes about them. Everyone should be talking Romney today and they are NOT and that is NOT good.
America is dying because of the people’s lack of character. Electing Romney will do nothing to change that. He will just be a more competent protector of the welfare state, which is about the only thing that makes the GOPe different from the Ds.
It is the welfare state and social liberalism that is killing America. Romney won’t do more than tinker with the welfare state, and he is so socially liberal that he wants to “sodomize” the Boy Scouts.
I suspect that about 50% of FR would not really support Constitutional government. They are too addicted to their particular forms of welfare, and they lack the moral courage to face down the race and, especially, the gender hustlers.
VOTER: I like Ronald Reagan.
POLLSTER: Reagan isn't running sir, he's dead. But seriously, who do you prefer, Romney or Obama?
VOTER: I think I'll go with Reagan.
POLLSTER: Really, sir, Ronald Reagan is no longer with us; he's not an option. So who is it, Romney or Obama?
VOTER: Ah .... Ronald Reagan.
POLLSTER: Sir, spell the "dog" in "dogfish."
POLLSTER: Spell the "cat" in "catastrophe."
POLLSTER: Now spell the "f**k" in "Reagan."
VOTER: There ain't no f**k in Reagan.
POLLSTER: That's what I've been trying to tell you! Now will you please answer my question?
“I am voting for Romney, but I didnt vote for any Bush, McCain or Dole! Mine is NOT one of those reliable votes you refer to.”
Ok. You’re late to the party, but you are voting for the most leftist of them all and empowering the GOPe. Romney’s public record is appalling in every respect, and he wants to “sodomize” the Boy Scouts.
I haven't spent 12 years at FR because I support marxists, or liberals, or republicans. I support conservatives.
And won’t you be proud for playing your part in that.
Yes very proud for not supporting a bunch of progressive RINO Republicans who merely pay lip service to the people and then role out a bunch of conservative platitudes every 4 years to hoodwink all they can.They are no better than the liberal fascists of the Obama Movement.I do hope the RINO Plastered GOP looses and destroys itself in the process.
EFF THEM. RIGHT NOW.
No you support an Islamic marxist. This isn’t some game, its real life and its made of hard choices. Option A or Option B. The time for supporting others has come and gone.
You need to back off with the insults, per JR's request.
I'll vote my concience and principles, you vote yours.
I’m not late to the party, I voted for Reagan, didn’t vote for those others because they were establishment candidates that were not fiscally conservative. I was a tea party guy 25 years before the tea party was created.
Piety, cowards, maybe?
I think it's a matter of them being paralyzed to inaction by Mitt's liberal (lying) past. They can't work with that. The possibility that Mitt now might be conservative even if it's a small possibility, because he has talked conservative for the last 6 years, doesn't matter to them. They'd rather choose inaction and the sure death and destruction Obama will bring instead of take the chance on the greasy one with the liberal record who now talks conservative.
When obama takes Michigan I guess I’ll know who to thank.
Read the excerpts from the link. Yes. America does deserve better. Instead it has Romney, who is better than Obama, but that’s hardly saying anything.
Just because the truth hurts, does not make it a personal attack. You need a reality check. You must choose between two people you don’t like, right now. You can choose your personal Reagan for 2016, but you had better get started on that, right now, as well.
Of course Romney and the GOP deserve civil disobedience. But unfortunately there is more at stake than seeing to it that they are punished. They should be dealt with at the right time. We tried during the primaries. We will try again if he is elected. Now is not the time.
What you are doing is called cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Obama thanks the entire present GOP idjit RINOS for their support, including you.
Future generations of the unborn don't thank you for saving them from the certain abortionist Obama and taking a chance on the once abortionist who for the last ~six years now claims to be pro life.
With Obama, one has Zero chance.
So wait Romney's a racist because there's no black characters in Star Wars? You sound like Larry O'donnell and Ed Schultz!
Really like whom? Johnson? He is not a conservative. He is a libertarian. Is the Tea Party running their own candidate? I sat out one election in 1976 and we ended up with Carter...
I don’t devour enough media to know the fact of that, but listening to various local talk radio this morning, I was struck with the same thought as you.
I don’t get how you think that is intelligent, feigning incomprehension (or not) demonstrates the opposite.
He IS a liberal after all! I’d like to have had Ryan - I think he could have won but he’s not the guy we needed to be at the top of the ticket.
Insofar as winning goes, nothing much is going to change no matter who wins in November.
The GOP nominated the weakest and most ineffectual candidate possible. He went after conservatives but will Mitt Happens really go after Obama?
I’m not holding my breath! Even McCain said nice things about his opponent and we all know what happened.
This is one election I’m not personally invested in because I can’t a liberal!
Seriously, if candidates tell outright and obvious untruths, it hurts both them and the entire political process. The real answer in such cases is to say nothing at all.
You two have a great weekend.
Oh no, the all powerful Nana called me a noob...How will I ever survive? I’m not sure I’ll make it but I’ll sure try....
Native American is anyone born...guess where....in America. Children born today are...guess what....Native Americans. If you wish to speak of the people who were here first...the correct term is Aboriginal. I’ll help you out...Websters defines it as - being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region
“My family arrived here in 1623 ...
mmore than 200 years before Willards did...
They didnt immigrate either...”
They did immigrate. In fact, they were invaders as they were not here originally (aboriginal). They were illegal immigrants to those who were already here. So your high and mighty attitude is for naught (that means for nothing).
Read and educate yourself BEFORE you speak, lest you look like fool, as the old saying goes.
“Citizens of their nation were not immigrants, they were merely moving to a different portion of their nation’s soil.”
Ah, wrong, sorry. Since your ancestors were not originally in the country (aboriginal) then they were nothing more than invaders to those who lived here long before they came (the aboriginals). So they were, in other words, illegal immigrants and foreign invaders.
Geez grow up, that is a junior high kids response. You’re the gal that thought the Palins lived on a reservation.
We have to defeat Obama. That’s first and foremost. You can yawn later.
“Geez grow up, that is a junior high kids response.”
An educated response that shows your lack of intellect is a junior high response? I simply show that words mean things, I can’t help it that you don’t understand how to use words correctly.
So go throw a tantrum.
Evidently not, when you think that Englishmen immigrated to English soil and that the Palins live on a reservation.
I asked you about bam’s (obama’s) military service, not Romney’s...
LOL, I’m not your researcher, google it.
What have you got against immigrants? Who cares what they believe in? If they came here legally, improved not only themselves but their community, why should you belittle them for not serving in uniform? Not everyone is physically or mentally fit for life in the armed forces, and others are considered too important to leave their jobs to serve.
Half of my ancestors were here to meet the other half, and I’m talking Mayflower. Your argument is pathetic. My family has served in the military in one form or another for centuries, before there even WAS an America. Do you think I care about your opinion of Romney? Perhaps you would like Zero to continue to dismantle this country.
A person is NOT whatever religion he believes in, or whether or not he is of “military quality.” A person should be judged on his honesty, integrity and committment to bettering himself and community by doing something worthwhile, even if that means researching an opponent so one doesn’t sound like a bigot when stating “facts” about someone else.
Information I did not know, but feel everyone should. It is impressive.
You may not like/approve of the data, and that’s OK. At least they are available.
A refreshing concept.
His full Name is:
Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born:
March 12,1947 and is 65 years old.
George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
He is married to Ann Romney since 1969;they have five children.
B.A. from Brigham Young University,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of
the largest such firms in the United States .
In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he
eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts ,
turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again,
with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner
Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and stake president of his church for ten years.
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest “self-made men” in our country but has given
more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.
In 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
He will show us his birth certificate.
He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his social security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice.
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
He will show us he has nothing to hide.
Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States .
You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.
But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a churchwhose pastor called for God to damn the US.
You should know the difference between the men running for America ‘s top office.
Do Obama/Biden deserve 4 more years?
You know, Stupid is as stupid does!
Pass this on...It deserves to be read.
Gosh, after 6 years of freerepublic doing deep, penetrating research into the liberalism and radicalism of Mitt Romney’s history and politics, someone decides to post the postcard version of his bio as a rebuttal, with date of birth, his father’s name, and all the hard to find stuff.