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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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KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; acceptance; romney; romneyryan; speech; tomney
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To: ansel12

“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?


51 posted on 08/30/2012 9:25:46 PM PDT by MizzouScotsman
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To: MaryLou1

I wish Condi was the nominee. Her speech last night blew me away, and she wasn’t using any teleprompters.


52 posted on 08/30/2012 9:28:00 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ansel12

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.


53 posted on 08/30/2012 9:28:57 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: achilles2000

So vote for Obama and quit yer bitchin’.


54 posted on 08/30/2012 9:30:24 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: achilles2000
Bush was bad enough. Romney will be far worse.

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.

55 posted on 08/30/2012 9:31:01 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Ramius

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.


56 posted on 08/30/2012 9:43:33 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: FreeReign

The best thing about a Romney win would be the tantrum on the left and the anger of Obamalini and his lovely wife.


57 posted on 08/30/2012 9:46:43 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: mkjessup

snicker


58 posted on 08/30/2012 9:48:19 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. Never underestimate the power they have.)
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To: MizzouScotsman
Sooo your family still lives on the reservation? Unless your family was aboriginal, they immigrated from somewhere.

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.

59 posted on 08/30/2012 9:48:25 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Ramius

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.


60 posted on 08/30/2012 9:48:28 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: GOPinCa

Looking forward to seeing our Communist In Chief and his nasty, classless wife removed from the White House....


61 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: FreeReign

Could we compromise on just leaving the office empty for four years ;-)


62 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:20 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Correct, and we have to fight to keep Romney from totally breaking conservatism, which is his lifelong goal.


63 posted on 08/30/2012 9:51:34 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: achilles2000

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.


64 posted on 08/30/2012 9:51:53 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: GOPinCa
Boehner was obviously drunk when he did the closing. It was the absolute antithesis of the temperance, prudence, and moderation Romney had just pitched, effectively stepping on a speech they needed to be an unqualified success. Instead, Boehner appeared the corrupt boorish corporate fat-cat that swing voters despise in the GOP. It was almost cartoonish.

The wussy should be canned for that alone.

65 posted on 08/30/2012 9:55:58 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

HE NEEDS TO GO!


66 posted on 08/30/2012 9:56:42 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. Never underestimate the power they have.)
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To: ansel12

Tell us about bam’s military service...


67 posted on 08/30/2012 9:58:31 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: BurningOak

Where is your evidence that bam is, in fact, a Christian?

JC


68 posted on 08/30/2012 10:01:29 PM PDT by cracker45
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To: cracker45

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.


69 posted on 08/30/2012 10:08:39 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: driftdiver
There are two choices for President and one of them will be the President next January.

There will be several more choices on my ballot.

I don't expect I'll be voting for any kind of liberal.

/johnny

70 posted on 08/30/2012 10:14:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ansel12

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?


71 posted on 08/30/2012 10:17:06 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: achilles2000

So you’re willing to let America die to prove... What?


72 posted on 08/30/2012 10:19:18 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: GOPinCa

A communist or a Mormon.

A COMMUNIST or a mormon.


73 posted on 08/30/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: glock rocks

Communist and moron is redundant.


74 posted on 08/30/2012 10:23:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Ramius
Vote for Obama. It’s what you want to do. Just do it.

I think we were asked to stop that kind of attack on those that we disagree with.

/johnny

75 posted on 08/30/2012 10:25:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MizzouScotsman; ansel12

Unless your family was aboriginal, they immigrated from somewhere.
_______________________________________

“aboriginal” ?????

WOW n00bie..

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...

And thanks...

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 ...


76 posted on 08/30/2012 10:48:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Carry_Okie

Boehner was obviously drunk when he did the closing.
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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...


77 posted on 08/30/2012 10:55:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Ramius

ROTFL.


78 posted on 08/30/2012 10:57:48 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Yah?


79 posted on 08/30/2012 10:58:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: DEADROCK

So which liberal are you voting for Zero or Mitt?


80 posted on 08/30/2012 11:13:02 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: BurningOak

Jimmy Carter was a Baptist! I’m not sure Obama is Christian! I would rather have Mitt as President than Zero!


81 posted on 08/30/2012 11:15:50 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: grobdriver

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.


82 posted on 08/30/2012 11:17:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 67 days away.)
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To: ansel12

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!


83 posted on 08/30/2012 11:18:30 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe
There will be more candidates on the ballot than Obama and Romney. Some conservatives will be listed.

/johnny

84 posted on 08/30/2012 11:19:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TBall
Thanks a lot Newt for throwing the blocks that gave Romney the nomination. I knew Romney would blow it.

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.

85 posted on 08/30/2012 11:21:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 67 days away.)
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To: tallyhoe

Go back and look at the context of that post.


86 posted on 08/30/2012 11:25:16 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Mormons are raaaaaaaaaacist.... An argument more than 30 years behind the times.


87 posted on 08/30/2012 11:28:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 67 days away.)
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To: Ramius
They have no answer. They are Pontius Pilate voters.

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.

88 posted on 08/30/2012 11:38:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 67 days away.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yawn?

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.


89 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:23 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: newzjunkey

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.


90 posted on 08/30/2012 11:54:44 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

You guys are pulling the race card now.

LOL, more liberal than Romney.


91 posted on 08/31/2012 12:14:05 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

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.


92 posted on 08/31/2012 12:26:09 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

“You miss the relevance of the racism to Mitt Romney’s 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.


93 posted on 08/31/2012 12:54:08 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

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 Romney’s 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.


94 posted on 08/31/2012 1:12:39 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: truth_seeker

The Paulbots... They walk among us... Careful not to step on the tinfoil...


95 posted on 08/31/2012 1:13:01 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: ansel12

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.


96 posted on 08/31/2012 1:30:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mkjessup; ansel12

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.


97 posted on 08/31/2012 1:33:11 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


98 posted on 08/31/2012 1:35:45 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: sf4dubya

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


99 posted on 08/31/2012 1:40:52 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Bugger off, troll who has no idea what the TEA party was up to the past few years.


100 posted on 08/31/2012 1:45:55 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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