Friday, August 31, 2012

Romney's plea to the great women of America

Posted By on 08.31.12 at 10:37 AM

Romney in Detroit in February
Mr. Chairman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America.

I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.

I will be using the word great often tonight, because this is a great country, and because the word great has done great in focus groups.

For our next vice president, I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small town. I love the way he lights up around his kids, and how he's not embarrassed to show the world how much he loves his mom. Any of you women out there, I hope you noticed too.

Four years ago, many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party, but Americans always come together after elections. Our party came together to try to block everything President Obama attempted, but the important thing is we came together.

You perhaps are wondering what I will do as president, and I will get to that. But first, let me tell you something about my family.

Back when Ann and I had five young sons, they seemed to reenact a different world war every night. But if you ask Ann and I what we’d give to have those days back again—well, every mom and dad knows the answer to that, especially you moms out there who are registered voters.

Those early days were toughest on Ann, of course. She was heroic. I knew that her job as a mom was harder than mine, and that without question, it was a lot more important than mine.

As governor of Massachusetts, I chose a woman lieutenant governor, a woman chief of staff, and half my cabinet and senior officials were women. In business, I mentored and supported great women leaders who went on to run great companies. Thank God for all our great women Americans.

But again, as to what I will do as president: I will get to that.

The centerpiece of President Obama's entire reelection campaign is attacking success. In America, we celebrate success, we don't apologize for it. President Obama began his presidency with an apology tour. Well, OK, he never really did that, but I am not going to apologize for accusing him of it. America is a great country, and being great means never apologizing.

This president cannot tell you that you are better off today than when he took office. This Obama economy has crushed the middle class, or so I've heard from people down there.

The time has come to turn the page, to put aside the divisiveness and the recriminations, except for these last few.

I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads to a good job and a bright horizon. An America that will care for the poor, the sick, and the elderly. That should cover all voting blocs.

I have a five-step plan to do all this, but I won't bore you with the details, which are still being worked out.

Thank you so very much, and may God bless the women of the United States of America.

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