A lot of promises, but I had to pinch myself and remind myself that this is the Teapublican Party Convention. There was no appeal to THEM in Romney's speech.
I just heard an optimistic political speech that didn't talk at all about what they've been saying since 2010 about austerity, cutting back, reducing government as the secret to success. He covered nearly all his bases about his business past, his family, his religion, and about jobs. He loves women in his life, he's not an inhuman corporate robot. Covered all the criticisms. Just didn't mention Afghanistan where he wants to stay forever.
And didn't mention the DISproven ridiculous idea that if MILLIONAIRES get more tax breaks, they'll cut loose with their stored money just to create jobs. Which is moronic, since we all know that ONLY middle class DEMAND for more stuff creates jobs, not hording rich people with tax cuts. They ONLY cut loose with their tightly held riches if they can make more to meet new middle-class DEMAND for STUFF and the prospect of profits. The RICH don't take risks these days! They horde their money in the banks. This is the Republican big lie to the country.
He delivered his promises well, but he didn't inspire me, and didn't tell me anything new. Romney gave me no clue what he was going to do, given what his party's always SAID it wanted to do.
Certainly didn't talk about the just-passed anti-woman, religious, anti-schools, hard-on the lower and middle-class policies in the GOP Platform that appeals only to the wealthy.
Guess Mitt was talking to the independents tonight and didn't want to scare 'em off.
TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney urged voters on Thursday to help him rebuild the U.S. economy and create millions of new jobs, asking them to overcome their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him in restoring the promise of America.
In a high-stakes speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Romney said he would work to unify a divided country that believed Obama's lofty campaign promises but had lost hope they would be fulfilled.
"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," Romney said.
"Hope and change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama?""You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had, was the day you voted for him.
Best applause line of the night... even if he did stupidly mock climate change.
(And if you believe THAT, Mitt has some flood property in Louisiana to sell you.)
After a weekend sleeping on it, WSJ declares Romney was too vague. Well Duh! Here's their story...
In an effort to inject a shot of Hollywood glamour into the convention, actor Clint Eastwood spoke before Romney. His appearance fired up the crowd, although his long, rambling and sometimes incoherent blast at Obama frequently fell flat. VIDEO: The big mistake everyone's talking about.
The LAST GOP president who wasn't invited to the party again....George W Bush!!
The REAL Republican Heroes this year.... And NOT MENTIONED at the Convention was the role that Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Spkr John Boehner played in obstructing the President for three straight years, from the very start in Congress. As they'd planned to cut important jobs to fix our defective roads and bridges nationwide. And keep jobs for state teachers and cops.
With generally unanimous GOP votes. So the actual speakers' blame of the President during his tenure rings hollow...and dishonest in the extreme!
They owe EVERYThing to the stubborn GOP Congress and its two shrewd Congressional leaders for stopping his progress at every turn. His only mistake was not realizing early enough to what extent they were willing to kill American jobs to re-win his White House job in 2012!! Who knew?