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Romney: 'My Country Deserves Better!' (Acceptance speech excerpts)
Weekly Standard ^

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.

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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 who’s living alone now or give a little more to their church or charity.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; acceptance; romney; romneyryan; speech; tomney
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Yawn.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

C’mon Virginia Ridge Runner, you can do better than that, can’t ya?


3 posted on 08/30/2012 5:37:59 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: GOPinCa

Better than what? Vanilla bland Rove is all over Mitts talking points.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: GOPinCa
Does anyone know why they reveal the content of a speech hours before it's delivered?
What's the point of that? So the opponent can start hacking up the comments before they're uttered?

I don't get it - it's so stupid! Kind of like agreeing to a debate with known leftist "moderators"

5 posted on 08/30/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: GOPinCa
t 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.

My family didn't immigrate, but Mitt's did

The Romneys were converted to Joseph Smith's cult in England, and immediately immigrated to America to serve him personally, Mitt's line has never strayed from that devotion and service to Mormonism, during that same 170 span, they have always refused to serve us in uniform, not draft, no war, no patriotism, has ever snagged one of them, but this is two in row that have run to be President.

6 posted on 08/30/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: GOPinCa
Compare and Contrast Romney's nomination acceptance speech with Obama's

Also note Romney says "we" and Obama always says "I"...
7 posted on 08/30/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: ansel12

And once again “0bama thanks you for your support”.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 6:10:24 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: mkjessup

That angle is played. This is a conservative forum. Not a I-hope-the-best-liberal-wins-the-next-election support group.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: mkjessup

I agree with you that no one can argue with the facts in post 6, they are stone cold accurate.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 6:18:56 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Why are you supporting the muslim religion?


11 posted on 08/30/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ansel12

Jimmy Carter and Barak Obama are Christians. Maybe this country could use a Mormon President. Honestly, all the Mormons I know are uber conservatives, I wish Romney was more of a Mormon and less of a RINO.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 6:33:34 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

They don’t get any more Mormon than the devout, and devoted Mitt Romney.

Mitt has excommunicated Mormons that did not meet up to the standards of his faith and religion.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: DEADROCK; going hot
That angle is played. This is a conservative forum. Not a I-hope-the-best-liberal-wins-the-next-election support group.

Well guess what Rocky? Romney & Ryan are the only shot we have at defeating 0bama and getting his ass out of the White House. Unless you think that 4 more years of 0bama are preferable to a Romney/Ryan Administration, you better grit your teeth and pull that (R) lever on November 6th.

Romney was not my first choice, in fact he wasn't my choice at all. But as FReeper 'Going Hot' wisely said:

"survival trumps ideology".

You got two choices, 0bama or Romney. Only one of those two candidates are going to be sworn in come January 2013.

Choose.
14 posted on 08/30/2012 6:41:30 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: mkjessup

Well guess what Bullwinkle. No matter how hard you kick and scream, justifying to vote for one liberal by vilifying another liberal is not a selling point on a conservative forum.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 6:47:51 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: DEADROCK; mkjessup

” No matter how hard you kick and scream, justifying to vote for one liberal by vilifying another liberal is not a selling point on a conservative forum.”

There are two choices for President and one of them will be the President next January.

We know Obama will do everything he can to destroy the country. Perhaps thats not important to you but it is to most thinking people.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Thinking and being a Mitbot are mutually exclusive. When thought is portrayed by one, I will be the first to call the fire dept.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: GOPinCa

Romney is SUCH a disappointment-after yesterdays Ryan speech we get the platitudes the sickly smile and the avoidance of any real substance (his MO)

Sad day truly, I wish the ticket was switched - ok I wish R wasn’t on the ticket at all, he is running his campaign like it was 1979

:(


19 posted on 08/30/2012 6:59:52 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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To: ansel12

If Mitt ever gave gay Mormons the kick out for being gay... he’s a big hypocrite. He ought to have walked away from the governorship rather than be a party to it.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: MaryLou1

Thanks a lot Newt for throwing the blocks that gave Romney the nomination. I knew Romney would blow it.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 7:05:30 PM PDT by TBall
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To: DEADROCK

Better than what the Other Guy is outspokenly rooting for...


22 posted on 08/30/2012 7:05:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Most people here do not realize how strongly the Mormon leadership wanted him to run in 2005.

It wasn't just the Quorum of 70, but the Holy Prophet himself that gave Mitt permission and a go light, in a face to face meeting in 2005.

23 posted on 08/30/2012 7:09:57 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

How much is the 0bama-Biden campaign paying you for this crap?


24 posted on 08/30/2012 7:11:51 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: ansel12

And presumably they (the earthly ones if not the spirit visitor) really leaned on Mitt to change his political tone to better match the official Mormon creed.

Well Mitt had better really soft pedal the Mormon angle during this final part of his campaign, unless he wants to get into a contest with Barack Obama as to how many people he can inspire to just sit home.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 7:22:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: mkjessup
Mark,

You are arguing with people who would actually like to see Obama in the WH for another 4 years.

let that sink in.

Then think what good will your words to them do?

Swaying readers and observers? Not so much. Anybody that is on this forum that still would rather have zero for pres for another four years, well, that speaks in and of itself, as to their creds, and where their brain actually dwells.

Nothing you say or do is going to change that, only raise your bp.

26 posted on 08/30/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: GOPinCa

Than you.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 7:29:52 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Timber Rattler

Oh, OK! Go to sleep!


28 posted on 08/30/2012 7:39:16 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: GOPinCa
It is what brought us to America. We are a nation of immigrants.

No, Mr. Willard, we are a nations of CITIZENS. Immigrant is just a stepping stone on the path to Citizenship, it's not supposed to be a permanent taxpayer-subsidized condition.

My mother's people came here to escape the Bolsheviks, not to live off the fat of the land. My grandmother's first English words were the Oath of Citizenship, not the oath of Immigration.

They came here to become Citizens, not for amnesty and free sh~!t.

29 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:06 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Timber Rattler

Oh, OK! Go to sleep! Good night!


30 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:41 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Old Sarge

*nation


31 posted on 08/30/2012 7:41:33 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: going hot
Nothing you say or do is going to change that, only raise your bp.

Well, thank God JimRob came around!

32 posted on 08/30/2012 7:43:33 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1
JR did not come around because of what anybody posted.

He has a brain. He weighed all the options, and came down with, for all things considered, what is in fact best for this country, not him, not you, this country.

I just hope he was correct in his decision.

The alternative certainly will not be, as a known fact, based on the last four years of real time hurt.

33 posted on 08/30/2012 7:51:21 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: ansel12

You have a source for all that? Preferably not a dedicated anti-Mormon site. I am honestly interested to read for myself and see if what you wrote it true. My impression is that he is a typical politician who uses his faith to get elected while being a functional atheist in practice. But I am willing to learn.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 7:54:15 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: mkjessup
""survival trumps ideology".

You got two choices, 0bama or Romney. Only one of those two candidates are going to be sworn in come January 2013.

Choose. "

AMEN! I have not seen Romney's speech yet, Rubio is on. (I'm about 30 min delayed) I predict a 10 plus point bounce for Romney. Eastwood was great!

35 posted on 08/30/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Obama- If you get re-elected, who are you gonna blame for the mess you will inherit?)
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To: mkjessup
""survival trumps ideology".

You got two choices, 0bama or Romney. Only one of those two candidates are going to be sworn in come January 2013.

Choose. "

AMEN! I have not seen Romney's speech yet, Rubio is on. (I'm about 30 min delayed) I predict a 10 plus point bounce for Romney. Eastwood was great!

36 posted on 08/30/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Obama- If you get re-elected, who are you gonna blame for the mess you will inherit?)
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To: GOPinCa

Mitt’s speech: A whole lotta panderin’ goin’ on...


37 posted on 08/30/2012 8:19:12 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: GOPinCa

I didn’t listen to it, but I am willing to bet it was filled with politically correct platitudes.

Full of words and music signifying nothing.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 8:31:12 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: DEADROCK
'Thinking and being a Mitbot are mutually exclusive.' OH BROTHER, BWHAAHH WHAT A WACK....
39 posted on 08/30/2012 8:46:24 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: GOPinCa

I hear echos of Ross Perot in my ears. I sure showed them by supporting Perot. What a dumb thing to do. To back the wrong guy.

I don’t care about Romney this or Romney that. I just don’t care because Obama is so sinister.

I’d vote for Charlie Manson over Obama if it came down to that.

Nope. No thanks gang. I’ll not make the mistake I made with Perot and piss off my vote in the name of some stupid idea that involves higher ground or principle. Not this time. The end game is too important. Under no circumstances should Obama be re-elected. Nothing else matters.

Some people can sit on their high horses and be against Romney over whatever. They are sitting on a dead horse if they do. It just has not keeled over and died yet.


40 posted on 08/30/2012 8:50:28 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: BurningOak
Jimmy Carter and Barak Obama are Christians.

I don't think it has been proven that Barak IS a Christian.
Is there a baptismal certificate? A birth certificate?

41 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:25 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Yawn.”

Enthusiatic much? Boring person?


42 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:50 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: BurningOak

Mitt is a validated Temple Mormon, they face an interview every two years and are verified to comply with the requirements of the heaviest devotion to Mormonism, including turning in a minimum of 10% of their income to the church.

They are reissued ID every year that they qualify in this level of devotion, this entitles them to enter the Temples, and be a member of the secretive Temple operations for instance, normal Mormons cannot enter them, and were unable to witness Mitt’s temple marriage for example, (as were Ann’s parents).

Mitt has been a Bishop, and the Stake President over all the Bishops of his region, his duties and powers included, awarding and denying Temple status which is the path to becoming a God, and excommunications of Mormons deviating from the religion (in Mormonism, you are either in, or out).


43 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:03 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: going hot

When Mitt wins, I wonder where there will be more crying: here, or at DU?


44 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:15 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: GOPinCa

I read comments...feel like I’m reading comments from DU, MSNBC, or CNN!


45 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: Tarantulas
Definitely there.

That is where the majority are.

46 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:50 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: ansel12
The Romneys were converted to Joseph Smith's cult in England...

Guess what? Mitt Romney will be the next President. He could quit being a Mormon tomorrow and you would still shoot out your vitriol. So all I can do is chuckle to myself at your impotent anger and unite with my fellow Americans to elect Romney/Ryan and as conservative of a Congress as possible to hopefully keep everyone honest.

47 posted on 08/30/2012 9:14:16 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: P-Marlowe
I didn’t listen to it, but I am willing to bet it was filled with politically correct platitudes.

Then you have no point of reference and thus nothing possibly constructive to add to the conversation at hand. BTW-the speech was a home run.

48 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:05 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: torchthemummy

LOL, believe me, I truly accept that you are thrilled to have had William Weld’s man prevail as the GOP presidential candidate.


49 posted on 08/30/2012 9:20:32 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12; DEADROCK

Both you and deadrock are right.

Bush was bad enough. Romney will be far worse. We would probably be better off focusing on the House, Senate, and local races.

Whether Mittens wins or Obama wins, we are going to need conservatives in large numbers in Congress to stop Obama or Romney. When Bush was in, too many Rs gave him the benefit of the doubt and went along with the out of control spending, “nation building”, Medicare Part D, creation of DHS, creation of the TSA (and agreeing to let it unionize), bad affirmative action cabinet appointments, and a lot more.
At least with Obama, everyone is clear on who the enemy is. I’m afraid that with Romney, we’ll go along to be “loyal”, which just means we’ll be cutting our own throats.


50 posted on 08/30/2012 9:23:38 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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