The Republican National Convention ended last week. We’re sure you saw lots of articles and TV coverage of the event. There was controversy, excitement, celebrity, and everything you would expect from the theater-like politics that we have come to enjoy in this country.
They key person of the entire thing, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney had to use this convention to really make his case that he is a likeable guy that should be President. Yeah, we know what you’re thinking, that’s one heck of a goal to have from one speech. But that’s what Mitt Romney had to try to do, and no one is really quite sure if he succeeded as much as he needed to. Especially since Clint Eastwood seemed to have taken all of the attention since he spoke to an empty chair.
We thought we’d share with you a few quotes from Romney’s speech courtesy of Carbonated. He spoke for a while so if you missed it you can get a pretty good idea of what message he was sending across with the following:
“Now is the time to restore the Promise of America. Many Americans have given up on this president but they haven’t ever thought about giving up. Not on themselves. Not on each other. And not on 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.”
“I’m an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!”
And last but not least, a call for jobs and the economy:
“What is needed in our country today is not complicated or profound. It doesn’t take a special government commission to tell us what America needs. What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs.”
We’ll be sure have a post or two about the Democratic National Convention in the near future!