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Romney, Ryan, Republicans: Ready to Lead

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With the strong backing of an energized Republican Party and a diverse team of rising stars, candidate Mitt Romney formally accepted the GOP nomination to be President of the United States.

Recalling the excitement and optimism of the presidential race of four years ago, Romney pointed out how those elevated expectations and the bevy of promises that came with those expectations have led to disappointment over opportunities lost:

“Every family in America wanted this to be a time when they could get ahead a little more, put aside a little more for college, do more for their elderly mom who’s living alone now or give a little more to their church or charity.

Every small business wanted these to be their best years ever, when they could hire more, do more for those who had stuck with them through the hard times, open a new store or sponsor that Little League team.

Every new college graduate thought they’d have a good job by now, a place of their own, and that they could start paying back some of their loans and build for the future.

This is when our nation was supposed to start paying down the national debt and rolling back those massive deficits.  This was the hope and change America voted for.  It’s not just what we wanted. It’s not just what we expected.

It’s what Americans deserved.”

Romney shared the pain and hardship everyday Americans have felt over the past four years as the result of the current administration’s failed economic policies:

“You deserved it because during these years, you worked harder than ever before. You deserved it because when it cost more to fill up your car, you cut out movie nights and put in longer hours. Or when you lost that job that paid $22.50 an hour with benefits, you took two jobs at 9 bucks an hour and fewer benefits. You did it because your family depended on you. You did it because you’re an American and you don’t quit. You did it because it was what you had to do.

But driving home late from that second job, or standing there watching the gas pump hit 50 dollars and still going, when the realtor told you that to sell your house you’d have to take a big loss, in those moments you knew that this just wasn’t right.”

He then pointed to the morning light peeking over the horizon by reminding Americans “Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, ‘I’m an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!’”

Romney then went on a brief autobiographical journey.  He reminded Americans who know him, and revealed to those who do not, that his life has been a familiar American story.  The son of immigrants, whose parents worked hard to give him opportunities they never had.  By example they taught him the value of hard work and enterprise, and the meaning of love.   He met the love of his life, and with her raised a happy, loving family of their own.  He summed up by saying “And that’s how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives. The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths.”

Next, he outlined the story of his business career, where struggles to launch Bain Capital were rewarded by success: “That business we started with 10 people has now grown into a great American success story. Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples – where I’m pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping; The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised. At a time when nobody thought we’d ever see a new steel mill built in America, we took a chance and built one in a corn field in Indiana. Today Steel Dynamics is one of the largest steel producers in the United States.”

Romney chose that moment to remind Americans that attacking success is “the centerpiece of the President’s entire re-election campaign… Is it any wonder that someone who attacks success has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression?  In America, we celebrate success, we don’t apologize for it.”

He then reminded voters “That is why every president since the Great Depression who came before the American people asking for a second term could look back at the last four years and say with satisfaction: “you are better off today than you were four years ago.”  Except Jimmy Carter.  And except this president.”

Mitt Romney understands that for America to work and for Americans to succeed, they need jobs.  “Lots of jobs,” and how the current administration’s policies “…have not helped create jobs, they have depressed them.”

Romney put American voters on fair notice when he warned them:

“To the majority of Americans who now believe that the future will not be better than the past, I can guarantee you this: if Barack Obama is re-elected, you will be right.”

Romney then outlined his five point plan to revitalize the American economy:

“First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.

Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.

Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.”

On foreign policy, Romney criticized the current administration for their failure to slow Iran’s nuclear threat, for how they have disrespected allies like Israel and Poland, and sought to appease Russia.  He assured Americans that “Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty, and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone.”

Romney concluded his speech before a cheering crowd and to a standing ovation:

“The America we all know has been a story of the many becoming one, uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness.

Everywhere I go in America, there are monuments that list those who have given their lives for America. There is no mention of their race, their party affiliation, or what they did for a living. They lived and died under a single flag, fighting for a single purpose. They pledged allegiance to the UNITED States of America.

That America, that united America, can unleash an economy that will put Americans back to work, that will once again lead the world with innovation and productivity, and that will restore every father and mother’s confidence that their children’s future is brighter even than the past.

That America, that united America, will preserve a military that is so strong, no nation would ever dare to test it.

That America, that united America, will uphold the constellation of rights that were endowed by our Creator, and codified in our Constitution.

That united America will care for the poor and the sick, will honor and respect the elderly, and will give a helping hand to those in need.

That America is the best within each of us. That America we want for our children.

If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it. Let us begin that future together tonight.”

With a strong supporting cast, with an energized Republican Party and a diverse team of rising stars behind him, Mitt Romney demonstrated why on January 20, 2013 he is the man best prepared to sit in the Oval Office.

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Republicans are ready to lead.  It is time for the current administration and their “progressive” allies to either follow or get out of the way.

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Code Pink Female Anatomy Protest in Tampa – May be inappropriate for children!

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The foul weather did not keep dozens of protesters from “Code Pink” and “Occupy” from showing up in Tampa to oppose the GOP.

Dressed like parts of the female anatomy, many protesters voiced their opinion in support of on demand abortion. Some parts of the attached video may be offensive and not appropriate for children.

Sarah Palin Deserves To Deliver Game Changer Speech At GOP Convention

Let Palin remind America about the fierce and unyielding urgency of now, with the bully pulpit that a prime time national convention speech allows.

Winning the presidency has a lot more to do with the charisma of the leader than it does with the policies that are brought to the American dinner table.  Just look at the last sorrowful example the country was saddled with in 2008 with the current president.  Now there is reportedly, current intrigue moving about in the backrooms of  GOP political leadership within Romney’s campaign concerning Sarah Palin. It is suggested that Romney is sitting pat on the idea of not issuing Sarah Palin VIP credentials to the August RNC Convention in Tampa, let alone giving her any real speaking role.

The pundits and Palin detractors having been speaking recently about how toxic the idea would be to let a energized Sarah Palin speech loose upon the conventioneers and of course, into millions of  American homes across the nation.  There are even those within the Republican establishment who want to hang everything that went so badly south in the John McCain  2008 presidential run at the feet of Sarah Palin.  Of course the accusation is absolutely unfounded.

Whatever went badly for Senator McCain had more to do with his own inability to project leadership, than it had to do with smarmy characterizations of Sarah Palin by comedienne Tina Fey portrayal of Palin in Saturday Night Live sketches. Or gotcha sophomoric media antics of  then CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

What has happened since then is a course correction in the grassroots embodied in the emergence of the Tea Party.   Its power and strength was given birth out of the  out of  the president’s failure to lead, except through growing taxation, and failing trillion dollar bailout deficit policies.

Millions of grassroots people became patriots with a principled purpose, in small towns, farming communities, suburbs and cities.  They refused to be sold down the “tax and spend” river by a new president who was making it his own personal mission to disassemble the job creating capacity of the free enterprise system and replace it with failed economic policies that were sealed with the bailout kiss of creeping socialism.  Palin saw that and Palin spoke forcefully against this manhandling of America by the new president.So you see, while the mainstream media was attacking Tea Party patriot activists, there was Sarah Palin, ignoring the media slap fits and barnstorming the country to reignite and reconnect American values and conservative principles with the people, the native born, the legally naturalized, and defending the unborn who needed protection and the everyday hardworking and far too many unemployed Joes and Janes.

 

This is the America that may be economically down, but its citizens still embrace their beliefs that President Ronald Reagan’s “Shining City on a Hill” is still possible.  They believe that this is still an attainable vision.

 

Sarah Palin has been that moral and principled quarterback in rallying behind this noble vision.  No matter how “corny” and “old fashioned” the liberal media has attempted to label her approach,  the Tea Party and its millions of heartland members and supporters understand and support these values that she advocates.

 

It is now up to Mitt Romney to make a choice that demonstrates leadership and courage to go against the Palin detractors in the Republican establishment.  Instead, the presidential candidate should go into a quiet room and ask himself: “Do I want to be president and be a game changer for America’s future or do I want to win the political confinement day but lose America’s future in November?”

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

 

Sarah Palin does not need to be scripted in order to be invited to give a primetime speech.  Let her speak as she has already done to millions of Americans about their hearts and spirits that have grown weary from hope transformed into hopelessness and change now replaced with more of the same jobless heartache.

 

 Let Palin speak to an America that is rich in the strength of personal purpose and guided by unchanging ideals that have clarity gained from sweat of the brow and not a government handout or bailout.  This is the America that she must be invited to speak to at the August Republican convention.

 

Let Palin speak of the strength of purpose and commitment to ideals deeply imbedded to create businesses from the ground up and not at the government trough.

 

There is a stormy sea of discontent blowing across the nation’s heartland.   Her vibrant voice can help to bring renewed enthusiasm and reinforcement to the convention attendee’s clarity of purpose.  Equally important, Palin will also be speaking directly to Americans who do not want the nation relegated to the dust heap of history as a country that was abandoned by its political leaders and sold out to a new socialistic order.

 

Let Palin speak to those undecided who understand how a change in the White House Oval Office will truly be a celebration of a new vibrancy, and encompass a more successful vision and delivery from this continuing leadership of mediocrity.  Let Palin show with her firmness and tone, not only who we can be, but what version of history will become the nation’s possible future.

 

Let Palin remind America about the fierce and unyielding urgency of now, with the bully pulpit that a primetime national convention speech allows.  Mitt Romney should follow President Theodore Roosevelt’s advice, “Far better it is to dare mighty things.”

 

America is waiting to listen and America will act.

 

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