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Romney officially nominated at GOP convention

Tampa : FL : USA | Aug 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM PDT
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The Convention In 100 Seconds: RNC Day One

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has officially clinched the Republican nomination, which officially brings him face to face with President Barack Obama in the quest to win his bid to the White House.

Amid roars and cheers, the delegation from New Jersey placed Romney above the 1,144 delegate threshold, making sure he became the sole challenger to Obama this November. The tight three-day schedule kicked off early Tuesday and saw speaker after speaker taking stage while accusing Obama of his failed leadership and killing the American dream.

"We ended an era of absentee leadership without purpose or principle in New Jersey; it’s time to end this era of absentee leadership in the Oval Office and send real leaders to the White House," Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, said to the crowd of delegates. "America needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and we need them right now," he added.

On the other hand, Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, made a straight forward pitch to the women voters, an area his husband has been struggling with. Artfully avoiding controversial issues like anti-abortion laws, Ann focused her speech on the day to day issues American women are confronted with.

"I'm not sure men really understand this, but I don't think there's a woman in America who really expects life to be easy," Ann Romney said. "We're too smart to know there aren't easy answers but we're not dumb enough to expect there aren't better answers." She praised the efforts of American women calling them the best thing America has. “You are the hope of America. There would not be an America without you. Tonight we salute you and sing your praises," she said.

She concluded with a reference to her first date with Romney, saying that women of America can trust Mitt Romney. "He loves America. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance."

Several other keynote speakers also took the stage to extend their support to Mitt Romney while bashing Obama for not knowing how to run the economy. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said that the American people are asking for jobs, but instead of listening to their concerns all Obama is doing is making excuses so he could give America another four years of failure.

"His record is a shadow of his rhetoric. Yet he has the nerve to say that he's moving us forward, and the audacity to hope that we'll believe him," Boehner said.

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Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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