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He described America as “a nation of immigrants,” comprised of those who are “the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life.” He spoke glowingly about his father, who had come to America by way of Mexico where he was born. His words about his mother touched the heart of everyone listening. And he took a jab at those who previously criticized his wife for being a homemaker, when he said, “Her job as a mom was a lot more important than mine. Ann would have succeeded in anything she wanted to do.”
He said that he wished President Obama would have succeeded, “because I want America to succeed.” He asked, “Is it any wonder that someone that attacks success has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression?” And he received huge applause, when he stated, “In America we celebrate success, we don’t apologize for success.”
Romney stated his five plans for American recovery. They are: 1. Energy independence; 2. School choice; 3. New trade agreements; 4. Cutting the deficit and balancing the budget; and 5. Repealing ObamaCare.
He brought up foreign policy, including the issue of Iran, a subject that had not come up all convention long. He said that Americans are less safe today, because President Obama “has failed to slow Iran’s nuclear threat.” He said that he will be tough on Russia and that Obama “threw Israel under the bus.”
He stated that Barack Obama began his presidency with an “apology tour,” claiming that Obama said America “had dictated to other nations.” To this Governor Romney replied, “No, Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.”
And Governor Romney made the case for his presidency, when he said, “This President cannot tell us that you are better off today than when he took office.” Few if any watching could have made the claim that Mitt Romney did not look presidential during his speech.
Those few might have been the scaremongering commentators on MSNBC. The worst of the bunch was Chris Matthews, who repeatedly accused the former Governor of being “jingoistic” for bringing up Iran. The past two days, Matthews insinuated that both Paul Ryan and Rick Santorum were racists.
MSNBC’s entire coverage of the Republican convention was an absolute disgrace, and much of the blame can be laid at the feet of the NBC network and its executives for allowing the behavior to take place. While people like Matthews, Maddow and Sharpton charged the Republican Party with extremism, the real extremists were they themselves.
Regardless of the hate from the Left, those in the Republican Party did what they needed to do during their 2012 convention. They explained to the voters of America who Mitt Romney is, and they made the case for why Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should be the next President and Vice President of the United States of America.
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