Romney: It's time to put disappointments behind and look ahead

Romney: It's time to put disappointments behind and look ahead

Tampa : FL : USA | Aug 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM PDT
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In a pitch to America during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney appealed to Obama voters to get over the four years of disappointments the President gave to the nation, because with his nomination things are going to change.

As the former Massachusetts Governor accepted his party’s nomination, he vowed to take the country forward as he argued that he, not Obama, is the best suited candidate to rejuvenate the economy. "This president can ask us to be patient. This president can tell us it was someone else's fault. This president can tell us that the next four years he'll get it right," Romney said. "But this president cannot tell us that you are better off today than when he took office. America has been patient. Americans have supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page."

Romney said that four years back Obama said that Americans deserved “hope and change” and promised he would bring that, but because he failed to live up to his promises, he does not deserve a second term. Romney insisted that the only thing America needs right now is “jobs” to get the economy back on track.

"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," Romney said. "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."

During the nationally televised speech, Romney aimed to project a forward looking vision for America, using the word “ future” and “tomorrow” several times. The speech not just sought to better introduce the presidential hopeful to the Americans bus also give a boost to his low favorable ratings that he had been suffering prior to the convention.

Romney hit Obama on taxes, healthcare and foreign policy, but he hardly mentioned his own plans on Medicare or wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Romney said he had sincerely wished that President Obama would succeed when he took the office four years back, because he wanted America to succeed. However, his policies had led to nothing but disappointments and division, and this is not something Americans have to accept.

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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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