Ahead of the Tampa convention,attempted Saturday to sway female voters away from Obama as he recalled his 4-year-old speech in Ohio, telling women that the president had not delivered what he promised before winning his bid to the White House.
Romney called Obama’s speech “brilliant,” but insisted that he had failed to live up to his rhetoric.
"He will have all sorts of promises to offer again. He'll tell you how much better things are now, but you know this time we have more than just the words. We have the record," Romney told roughly 5,000 supporters Saturday morning, according to a report by NBC. "And we understand the big gap there is between what he promises and what he hopes and what he actually delivers. And that's why this November the people of Ohio are going to make sure we get a Republican in the White House and take back America."
Romney said that right now America does not need a good orator; instead, it needs someone who could spin the country around in these difficult economic times. In a pitch to women in Ohio, who might give President Obama a whooping edge in the November election, Romney said that he understands the problems of women and wants to help them out.
“Just a word to the women entrepreneurs out there; if we become, if we become president and vice president, we want to speak to you, we want to help you," Romney said. "Women in this country are more likely to start businesses than men. Women need our help."
Expanding on his point, Romney said that he wanted to speak to those American women who have dreams and want to begin their own businesses because he wants them to be successful.
Women pose a big chasm for Mitt Romney that the former Massachusetts governor needs to fill up before the November election. According to an August survey by Wall Street Journal/NBC News, Obama still leads Mitt Romney by 10% in women voters, with more than 51% of the women saying that they plan to vote for President instead of Governor Romney this fall.
Romney’s Vice Presidential pick, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, also touted his companion’s family values and ability to make a difference in the private sector.