An admired friend told me how taken he was with this speech so I felt compelled to view it. I have so many accolades for Mitt Romney -- he is genuine, sincere in this love for our nation, has the experience and will needed to remake the USA as it should be.
One thing I keyed in on is how Mitt Romney never punctuates his speeches with cheap emotion like Obama and Biden do. Mitt is vibrant and doesn't need the false drama, grinning and preening our Pres and VP inject into everything. Not only are their words lies, their behavior is that of liars. Not so with Mitt. He is a straight shooter all the way.
Gov.Romney will be a great president, we Americans need to be sure an send many newly elected congressman and senators of like mind to DC come November.
The picture reminds me of the 2 million Tea Party Americans who went to Washington DC 2009, that was a beautiful day.
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Go Mitt!! Kick little 0's skinny ass. I have already voted. We have to watch for cheating....it's what 0 does best. 0 has sat on his butt for 4 years. He needs to go and do what he does best. NOTHING!!! Never seen a lazier president. I know Mitt (and Paul) will work hard. VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!
I am enlightened by what I see. The Primaries are over. That part is behind us. Mitt Romney is our Candidate. I see that most Conservatives support him. That is how it should be. i believe he is doing his best to deserve our support.
There are still some Ron Paul supporters out there, and that is understandable. Make no mistake, Ron Paul is a great American. He stands for Freedom and the Constitution. But, at this stage of the game, he can't help us get rid of The Muslim. Nor can his supporters.
I want to see this thing through to a victory.
I want my country back from this Communist Muslim.
A side of Mitt you've never seen before
THAT was a fantastic speech.
Gov Romney has dark circles under his eyes, I hope he has time for a long nap today, so he is rested for Tuesday. We are behind you!
The real poll will be on November 6th and not those fake polls from NBC, CBS, Pew, Quinnipiac, and even FoxNews, who have oversampled Democrats 7-10%. If you look at the internals it is easy to see. So if you think those lines were long at Chic-fil-lay appreciation day, with conservative Americans showing their support, wait for November 6th 2012, the day they kick Obama and all his socialist czars out of office. They’re going to have to extend the hours for voting because they’ll be coming in droves to finally put a nail into the coffin of the worst president in the history of America!
Inspirational and heartfelt speech. I agree with some of the comments below that Romney looked a little tired. But he was ON his game! What a HUGE turnout eh? And so enthusiastic as well! I keep dreaming and hoping of a landslide victory for Romney and of course, America! Each day I feel more and more confident that my dreams will come true!
Romney and Ryan - Restoration and Regeneration! - Reawakening and Recuperation - Rest and Relaxation!
I wonder what the October surprise will be? Maybe Obama will sprout a set of nads and rain hell down on the people who murdered Ambassador Stephens, 2 SEAL's and 1 Marine. Perhaps that will be the October surprise.
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This speech was very inspiring - I had tears in my eyes!
I don't care what the sappy PPP (Dem's pollster) poll is saying - Romney is going to take OHIO and this is not wishful thinking!
This is a man with a vision and a plan for America's prosperity! Together Romney/Ryan team are heading for the finish line...forget the tainted polls...just look at the crowds!!!
I am for Romney/Ryan but this election is still gonna be tight and we can't take anything for granted, remember Walter Mondale drew large crowds and lost 49 states.
I remain cautiously optimistic, and Obama drew record crowds as well, and won. The momentum is clearly with Romney. I remember the Reagan/Mondale race, and Mondale may have had the crowds (mostly, IMO because he chose Ferraro), but he didn't have any sustained momentum.
McCain had large crowds because of Palin.... Well ok Palin had huge crowds.
But these are huge crowds FOR the top of the ticket. The enthusiasm is all on the right this go around.
Wow, northern NY here, and gas is $4.09. Still no media outrage, only the people, whose voices seem to get lost in this liberal state!
I truly believe this! People out here in CA, albeit Northern CA, are fed up with this economy and $4.69/gal gas.
I agree. My response was to the initial reference of Mondale, not McCain. The momentum and the crowds are with Romney, I'm not disputing that at all.
The one point in this speech that clearly defines one of the differences if not THE difference between Romney and Obuma is found between the time slots 12:39 to 13:49.
Romney's get's it. Obuma has no clue.
If Romney can govern as a strong Constitutional Conservative and begin returning America to the Republic it once was, he will become a great president forever linked with Reagan.
I wasn't able to watch much of this until now. This was a very good speech. I think the personal stories are great and very effective. You can tell when Romney shares them that they have touched him in a personal way. The salute to our military at the end was great too.
As a side note....most of the polls in swing states have moved into Romney's column. I think another good debate will seal the deal.
I saw that about the polls ~ I heard two reports, that Obama has only locked up 7 or 9 states! That IS good news for us. I think Romney will do well. His greatest danger lies in becoming over-confident, and I just don't see that as something Romney would allow to happen. Mainly, since he isn't driven by ego and power! I've seen you posting for some time now, wodiej, and please consider joining FR http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ Your insights would be most welcome! God bless!
Romney/Ryan are Humble men and they emphasize over and over that this election is not about them - it's about we the people and Country!
They will not get cocky and over-confident!
Well said jazcox! One thing that sticks in my mind, is how Paul Ryan was quiet, or at least not in the news continually, in his early years in DC. It seems now, that he was watching, learning, and working for America. All excellent prep for where he is now. He is an excellent choice! Consider joining us at FR http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ It is a great group of patriots, and your insights would be most welcome!
Yes, he looked tired out there. But he looked good. He looked like he could take control of this country tomorrow, and make it work.
Tired isn't always bad.
Jimmy Stewart, as the filibustering Senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, looked tired.
He was fighting for the essence of a democratic, representative republic.
That said, rest up, Mitt, it's an eternity til election day, an eternity in 4 weeks, and we want you on top of your game... so far, you done good...
"We live for something greater than ourselves."
Great, great line. Compare that with the self-centred, selfish, arrogant attitude of Obama and the Democrats - "me, me, me."
Mitt believes this with all his heart. I love that this election has become one of ideology as well as the economy and other issues. Because it is truly about what kind of America we all want. Romney and Ryan make it very clear which America they believe in. You can't miss it. It rings out in their voices. Truth is the best debater of all.
That was a great speech and the best part was he meant every word.
My wife and I watched the speech together this evening. When it was finished, she said, "It was a good speech. If the man behind those words, believes those words, he will win this election."
My wife is not often wrong. I am living testimony to that fact.
I often get here late. I wish I had the advantage of being here when the conversation is alive.
Takes me an hour to read all your comments. I read them faithfully. They affect my understanding of what faces us. That is my compliment to all of you.
I thought it was a great speech by Romney. I believe he is beginning to be more comfortable with people. He has a natural affinity for other Americans, and as he sees that lots of people like him and the policies he intends to put in place, he is growing more comfortable in his own skin.
In this most recent speech, he bared his soul, somewhat. He told us of some of his own personal life experiences. It was refreshing. It showed a side of Romney, that he probably has difficulty expressing.
I hope he continues on this path, of showing Americans that he is real. That he is just like the rest of us. Its what people need to see.
This man is a good, decent, human being. He is also a great businessman, who understands how money works. He will begin the long process of restoring the economy, that Obama has destroyed.
He also understands that The United States of America needs to maintain a strong Military presence in the world. Because it is absolutely necessary, to protect our basic Freedom against the many enemies this country has.
A speech is just a speech. It is the man behind the speech, that is important. Obama makes a speech every ten minutes. He's a gas bag. That's what he does. He doesn't believe a single thing he says.
Romney is different. You can see it. He actually believes he can turn this thing around. He's done it before. He did it with the Olympics.
This isn't Hope and Change. This is a man who knows what he's doing.
Great comment, white531! I feel the same as you about missing the conversation most of the time!
Romney is a humble man, and yet I see him carrying out a very precise campaign. In Romney, I see a man who succeeded, in part, by knowing what his tenth step will be, and were that will put him. Romney is a man who plans his work, then works his plan. There is no need to worry about ad libbing on his part, the true Romney is always visible. I love that this man doesn't appear to come with reverse (even his book, 'No Apology') and I think that is because he is very sure that his move is the right one. It is that confidence that is resonating with Americans. I saw it happen with Reagan, and it is happening again.
I am part of a patriots group, Fundamental Refounding, http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ and invite you to take a look and consider joining us! There is usually some live conversation with great like-minded folks in our chat, and great discussions in our forum. We'd love to have you! ~God bless, JG
Ditto.....I'm always coming in late and missing the lively conversation. Pacific time zone has a lot to do with it.
Romney is a confident, measured, and accomplished businessman with actual experience. The man is able to make decisions based on experience and logic, not ideology and pay off. I believe he will do what this country needs to get us out of the quick sand we are in due to this inept, corrupt regime.
WE agree on Romney, for sure, PVG. It will be a tough road, and I pray that we can reclaim our great country from the '47%' of the takers! Take a peek at FR http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ and join us! It's a small but growing group of patriots!
I am excited to see all the enthusiasm. I am in a "targeted" district in a targeted county in a swing state. I volunteer at the local county GOP office. We have more people streaming in with increasing enthusiasm every single time Romney shows up in town or a speech is broadcast. Every time we hear him without the filter of the press we hear a grown-up speak Axelrod has lost control of The Message, the press is ceasing to cover for Obama every time and these intellectual giants will not regain what they have lost.
Red, thank you for sharing that local sentiment! It is the same where I am, in northern NY state. Very liberal state, but rural pockets of conservatives. The enthusiasm is with Romney/Ryan, and total disillusionment with Obama remains. I doubt the remaining days till election will energize them here. It all comes down to local, Red. We take this country back one precinct at a time, and it began in 2010, were the really big story went unnoticed, but is playing out now. The local, county and state gains made by conservatives are impacting this election.
Red, I am part of a conservative patriots' group ~ Fundamental Refounding, and we'd welcome your insights! http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ Take a look, and consider joining us! God bless, and keep up the good fight! JG
I was able to make it to his rally in Lancaster, Ohio on Friday where he also had a pretty decent turn out though not quite as big as this one. What i really noticed about it though was how clean everything was. Even though there was some trash on the ground nearly all of it was picked up. After the Obama rally at Ohio State last Tuesday, the usually clean oval was covered in litter and trash from the rally. But of course we are still the ones who hate the environment.
My theory is that pollution is a result of poverty. Do you see blue smoke spewing out of a rich person's car? Do you see sofa's out on their lawn? The cure for pollution is for people to raise themselves out of poverty. Obama will never be the cure for pollution, because he only makes more poor people. The number of millionaires has decreased under his administration, and the number of people starting their own businesses is near an multi-decade low.
That comment you made about the trash is, I think, significant - because it's an INDICATOR.
Think of how the Tea Party left the place after a demonstration, no litter, no anything.
Then think on how the Occupy Movement, embraced by the Democrats, left the place: Broken windows, trash, human waste, sheer destruction.
An INDICATOR. Which of these will the American people choose for the future? There's no contest, the clean leave-behinders. But it has to be by such a landslide that there is no stealing, there is no doubt.
A change is gonna come.
the libs are planning a million muppet march on DC 3 days before the election. Wonder if they will set a good example for kids by picking up after themselves. Another example for people to see the lack of depth in liberals. Big Bird is more important than the economy.