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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“My family didn’t immigrate, but Mitt’s did”
Sooo your family still lives on the reservation? Unless your family was aboriginal, they immigrated from somewhere. But you don’t care, you do seem to like vomiting on these threads don’t ya?
I wish Condi was the nominee. Her speech last night blew me away, and she wasn’t using any teleprompters.
Of all the reasons in the world, you pick his mormonism as the -big- issue for you? Really...?
So do you have the courage of your convictions to just go ahead and vote for Obama? Until you do, you’re just making noise.
So vote for Obama and quit yer bitchin’.
Mitt was a liberal governor. Mitt now promises to be conservative.
Mitt might be a conservative president. Obama won't be a conservative president.
Obama must go.
Where have you been for 6 years, mostly it is his liberalism, wanting to homosexualize the military and Boy Scouts, and his radical, pro-abortion stance, and such, but sometimes his role as cult leader comes up also.
The best thing about a Romney win would be the tantrum on the left and the anger of Obamalini and his lovely wife.
Aside from your racial opinion that all Indians live on reservations, (as if you think the Palins live on a reservation), Citizens of their nation were not immigrants, they were merely moving to a different portion of their nation's soil.
I won’t vote for Obama, but the GOPe does appreciate reliable votes like yours so they can keep serving up Fords, Doles, Bushes, McCains, and Romneys to sell us out.
Looking forward to seeing our Communist In Chief and his nasty, classless wife removed from the White House....
Could we compromise on just leaving the office empty for four years ;-)
Correct, and we have to fight to keep Romney from totally breaking conservatism, which is his lifelong goal.
I am voting for Romney, but I didn’t vote for any Bush, McCain or Dole! Mine is NOT one of those reliable votes you refer to.
The wussy should be canned for that alone.
HE NEEDS TO GO!
Tell us about bam’s military service...
Where is your evidence that bam is, in fact, a Christian?
I already gave the Romney family history in post 6.
I will add a powerfully significant note to it.
As a white Mormon, Mitt Romney was given a draft deferment by his church (they were in charge of their own deferments, and would submit them to the draft board), a draft deferment forbidden to black Mormons, no black Mormon could receive a draft exemption from Romney’s religion.
Black Mormons were not allowed Mormon draft deferments, they went to war.
There will be several more choices on my ballot.
I don't expect I'll be voting for any kind of liberal.
Put up or shut up. Vote for Obama. It’s what you want to do. Just do it. Channel your inner socialist. Given the standard you set, no candidate since about 1860 has been conservative enough. You want a candidate that not only doesn’t exist but has never existed. Reagan would certainly have failed the test. Which begs the question... What candidate has ever been good enough for you, ever? I’m serious. Who?
So you’re willing to let America die to prove... What?
A communist or a Mormon.
A COMMUNIST or a mormon.
Communist and moron is redundant.
I think we were asked to stop that kind of attack on those that we disagree with.
Unless your family was aboriginal, they immigrated from somewhere.
Is that your term for Native Americans ???
My family arrived here in 1623 ...
mmore than 200 years before Willards did...
They didnt immigrate either...
They merely came to a Dutch colony from The Netherlands..
Like going to like in Puerto Rico...
No immigration involved...
I was thinking Willard didnt mention his beloved illegal aliens...
but he did after all...
“a narion of immigrates” is a favorite phrase amongst the AMNESTY Bill crowd ...
Boehner was obviously drunk when he did the closing.
other people said that on other threads...
I thought he was his normal delf
I didnt know to rfeally look at him because I was watching online and had only the CSpan page on Max
Id had trouble earlier with my FR page when I refreahed it so I didnt go back and forth to0 the Convention thread...
so I missed where FRTeepers were commenting on Boehner...
So which liberal are you voting for Zero or Mitt?
Jimmy Carter was a Baptist! I’m not sure Obama is Christian! I would rather have Mitt as President than Zero!
The only thing Obama’s camp has had to say is “there’s no big deal.” This is hardly damning. No, Mr. President, the idea is very simple: leadership.
Mitt has excommunicated Mormons that did not meet up to the standards of his faith and religion.
So? The Catholics excommunicate people all the time!
Senator Sanctimonious was Romney's stalking horse through the primary season.
Romney's speech was a masterclass in the politics of how he can win this election.
Join us in defeating Obama or get out of the way.
Go back and look at the context of that post.
Mormons are raaaaaaaaaacist.... An argument more than 30 years behind the times.
Rather than stand and be counted with the ones who can stop Obama in November, they wash their hands under a rubric of piety.
They're cowards. They're collaborators. They're useful idiots.
Translation: Romney isn’t pure enough conservative so I’m ok with Obama winning again. I’d rather have a 100% liberal marxist in office than pull the lever for a 70% conservative because I stand on principle.
Good Lord...but that’s how you sound.
You miss the relevance of the racism to Mitt Romney’s own life, and his draft dodging in France.
A black Mormon could not get a draft exemption from his church like the white Romney could, and did.
Black mormons waved goodbye to white mormons like Mitt, as the were drafted, and sent to war.
By the way, Star Wars, and Animal House, are not exactly ancient history to most Americans, blacks were still oppressed by mormonism while we were at the movies cheering Luke Skywalker.
You guys are pulling the race card now.
LOL, more liberal than Romney.
The race card? This is participatory racism on Mitt’s part, as a 31 year old man, and a teacher and missionary of that racism,and as a direct, war time beneficiary of that racism.
Bishop Mitt Romney is a powerful figure within Mormonism, as was his Bishop father, and his entire family since they came to America to personally serve Joseph Smith and help get the religion started.
When Mitt’s efforts to evade the draft come up, then the fact that it was a race dependent deferment could come up, don’t you think?
The fact that Mitt has tried to claim that he and his father both marched with Martin Luther King, is going to come up as well.
“You miss the relevance of the racism to Mitt Romneys own life, and his draft dodging in France.”
In actual fact he legally obtained deferments, after which he was enrolled in the lottery, but did not get drafted due to high number.
Readers need to understand how your posts distort the truth.
Did some research myself, and learned sources for your distortions of truth, namely Ron Paul, Huffington Post, various anti-mormon sites and blogs, world nut daily, etc.
Either Romney or Obama will be the next president.
You do no good, using distorted smears of the only candidate that can save America from four more years of Obama.
You didn’t do, or say anything, how silly to say the deferments were legal, like any one thought differently.
The Mormon church decided their own deferments, and handed them out only to non-blacks.
As a white Mormon, Mitt Romney was given a draft deferment by his church (they were in charge of their own deferments, and would submit them to the draft board), a draft deferment forbidden to black Mormons, no black Mormon could receive a draft exemption from Romneys religion.
Black Mormons were not allowed Mormon draft deferments, they went to war.
All this while Bishop George Romney was running for president as the anti-war republican.
The Paulbots... They walk among us... Careful not to step on the tinfoil...
How do you have all this supposed arcane knowledge of what the LDS church leaders have been up to, especially vis a vis Mitt Romney? Are you a current or former Mormon, an LDS historian, an investigative journalist or what? You act like you have tons of insider information or as if you actually know all these people that you constantly reference. Why don’t you throw out a bunch of links from credible sources for us to go over or cease your fanatical jihad on all things Mormon? You’re getting to be the David Icke of this site.
Exercising civil disobedience is not supporting Obama as you say.
And civil disobedience is exactly what RINO Romney and the RINO GOP deserve.
These RINOS spout conservative platitudes from their pizmo convention stage, just having outed the very conservatives they say the represent? What a laugh.
I might have voted for Romney if he had included Sarah Palin
as a speaker. But the mitts are off between conservatives and Mitts; he can crawl off into a corner and off himself for all I care.
Obama thanks the entire present GOP idjit RINOS for their support, including you.
Why not just ask, you don’t need to constantly make personal attacks.
You didn’t even have a specific request, you merely launched into a personal attack.
With your instincts, I can see why you support Mitt Romney.
You might like this post, in regards to Ron Paul. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2924879/posts?page=4#4
Bugger off, troll who has no idea what the TEA party was up to the past few years.