Romney Promises Jobs, Slams Obama

August 31, 2012

With a blend of presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s biography, a few parting shots at President Barack Obama and a surprise and surprising appearance by Clint Eastwood, the Republican National Convention in Tampa closed, even as Florida remained central to the presidential election.

It was a night studded with stars of the Florida Republican scene, a nod both to the critical role the state’s 29 electoral votes will play in the November election and the Latino populations that could dictate the outcome in several other swing states.

But the star of the night was still Romney, a former Massachusetts governor whose sometimes uneasy relationship with the party’s conservative base seemed to be replaced, at least for an evening, with an enthusiastic embrace.

In an acceptance speech that lasted almost 38 minutes and drew several resounding ovations, Romney promised to create 12 million new jobs and usher out what he framed as the divisive tone of Obama’s four years in the White House.

Most of Romney’s criticism of Obama, though, was couched as disappointment in a president who came to office four years ago as a popular sign of America’s promise only to prove unable to better manage the grinding and sputtering recovery that’s followed.

“America’s been patient,” Romney said. “Americans have supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page. Today the time has come for us to put the disappointments of the last four years behind us, and put aside the divisiveness and the recriminations — to forget about what might have been and to look ahead to what can be. Now is a time to restore the promise of America.”

Saying that “what America needs is jobs,” Romney cast himself as pragmatic and focused on the economy where Obama’s concerns were out of touch with the nation and its people.

“President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet,” Romney said mockingly. “My promise is to help you and your family.”

Romney ticked off five planks of his economic plan that he has referred to repeatedly in recent weeks: Pursuing energy independence, improving education, crafting and enforcing new free-trade agreements, pushing the federal budget back toward balance and slashing taxes and regulations affecting small businesses.

But Romney did not delve deeply into the nuts and bolts of his policy, a decision that is likely to keep him open to charges from Democrats that he has not leveled with the American people about his plans for the nation.

“With no new plans and evasion about his real plans, Mitt Romney leaves this convention no stronger than he came,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said.

Democrats also zeroed in on the similarities between Romney’s promise of 12 million in five steps with the “7-7-7″ plan that now-unpopular Gov. Rick Scott ran on in 2012.

“Floridians have reason to be skeptical of a wealthy businessman promising jobs,” tweeted state Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg.

And voters in Florida, which is the largest state likely to be up for grabs on Election Day, were undoubtedly among the targets for the Romney campaign Thursday night. Former Gov. Jeb Bush blasted Obama for blaming the slow economy on the administration of his brother, former President George W. Bush, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was chosen to introduce Romney. Rubio also got in his digs at Obama.

“Our problem is not that he’s a bad person,” Rubio said. “Our problem is that he’s a bad president.”

The night largely focused on Romney’s biography. Speakers included people whom Romney helped as the lay leader of his Mormon church in Massachusetts, Olympians who highlighted Romney’s success in turning around the 2002 games in Salt Lake City and business partners who pushed back aggressively on Obama’s criticism of Romney’s tenure as the head of Bain Capital.

Also on hand was Clint Eastwood, whose surprise appearance at the convention included a dialogue with an empty chair that he said represented Obama. Eastwood then proceeded to grill the chair about Obama’s presidency.

“When somebody does not do the job, you got to let them go,” Eastwood said.

The crowd roared.

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49 Responses to “Romney Promises Jobs, Slams Obama”

  1. Bob hudson on September 3rd, 2012 9:48 am

    Here is some good news, Obama has only been able to draw 14,000 in one stop 13,000 in another stop , my the crowds are down, so are his donations. Some much for Hope and Change, Now I guess he just (Hopes) some one will show up, and now his donation amount to pocket ( Change).

  2. Bob hudson on September 3rd, 2012 8:32 am

    Love seeing the democrats leaving the party in droves, I think that is one thing that really upsets them. Bush this Bush that, bla, bla, Here’s a fact, that they can not deny and will not talk about, 16 trillion dollars in national debt, 6 of that under Obamas rule. Yep , that is going to cost him his job. Ex-democrat, Romney/Ryan 2012.

  3. Bob on September 2nd, 2012 9:22 pm

    All you Romney supporters and Obama hatters really need to think about the facts not the misguided untruths of the RNC. Just reminder the month before Obama was elected we lost a million jobs and Bush 2 was bailing the banks out. That was the beginning of the crash. If Romney “don’t care” is electeded we will see a bigger depression than the great depression within 2 years and we will be in a direct war with Iran and north Korea. Be carefull what you really think you might get, it may be more than you are voting for. If any of you have a brain in your head you know you don’t go back to the same methods that got you in trouble the first time. What we need to do is replace the entire house that’s created that “no” wall. They are the reason this country is in such bad shape. Most are no help for the country only there own gretty benifits. That wall of “no” in the house after 3 years need to change.

  4. Jim on September 1st, 2012 10:10 pm

    I just can’t wait until election night. I want to tune into MSNBC and watch the disappointment on all of Obama’s media Staff. I’ll bet they’ll have one excuse after another why Obama lost the White House. Especially Chris Matthews. Happy days will be here again. Sorry Obama, you got to go.

  5. countywidide on September 1st, 2012 7:41 pm

    Everyonr wants to say obama is wrong. Well when you can do it better do it . Get off your butt and do something. We all either did or did not vote for him . Now is the time tochange it. You cAN’T KEEP RUNNING YOUR MOUTH, UNLESS YOU WANT TOCHANGE SOMETHING. cALL YOUR CRONGRESSMEN OR shut up. i DON”T LIKE EVRYTHING HE HAS DONE BUT eITHER PUT UO OR SHUT UP.

  6. just tired on September 1st, 2012 5:52 pm

    I can not believe that people really think Romney is going to do any better than President Obama has. If Romney is elected, who knows what kind of shape this country will be in, four years from now. I can not believe that people are actually falling for the promise that he will create 12 milliion jobs. Ask yourself, how? Please be realistic, I remember another GOP’er making the same promise for Florida and people fell for it because he was a businessman. Where are those jobs? Being a businessman does not qualify you to run a state or country. Now people are saying that they can’t wait until he’s (Rick Scott) out of office. Sometimes you have to careful who you vote for. You don’t know what you’re gonna get with Romney. If Romney is elected President, I just hope all who votes for him doesn’t end up regretting it. But then, I guess at least you will have your America back from that President that took if from you.

  7. Pete Barrentine on September 1st, 2012 8:13 am

    @ Matt, You said a mouthful and I agree with most of it. i will say that Romney being Mormon and Ryan being Roman Catholic is an enormous improvement over what we have. At least Mormon’s and Catholics are Christians, they just worship differently then probably you or I. This Country has asked for what we are getting. We elected a Muslim to the presidency when we were at war with the Muslim world. All because we wanted a change. We we got the change. The country was hell bent on electing a woman or black, only because it was something different than what we have ever had, It did not matter that they were unqualified for the job. President Obama was a 1st term senator before he won the White House. How can anyone expect him to have done a good job with that limited experience, especially when we were in the mess we were, It is time that we start voting responsibly and stop worrying about political correctness, I am certain that all races want the same thing. A president that is going to straighten everything out. Unfortunately I am not so sure Mitt Romney is that man, although I will vote for him.

  8. Jimbo on September 1st, 2012 7:46 am

    Henry, Kathy, and Sara,
    I don’t know what you’re basing your opinions upon, but listen closely. It was not the Republicans that started the downturn in the economy. In 07 when the dems got control of Congress and Senate, Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd teamed up with their cronies in the house and senate and changed banking regulations so that anyone with a pulse could get a mortgage for a house.(just to make it fair) It was all well and good for mortgage originators and realtors for a time. Then when the enevitable forclosures began, the chickens came home to roost.
    Rather than spend time on fixing problems, 110+ rounds of golf and 17 vacations later, we’re still in the same mess we were in 6 months after Obama took office. We’ve endure scandal after covered up scandal and the press still carries the water for this Socialist, Marxist Fraud. Henry Coe doesn’t want to talk about the 5.3 trillion Obama’s added to the deficit. Sara does’nt want to talk about the 700+ Billion Obama took from medicare to fund Obamacare. And Kathy surely doesn’t want to talk about Obama forcing Catholic Churches to fund abortions and morning after pills for women they employ. No Democrat is willing to discuss the Fast and Furious gun walker scandal or the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry by one of those guns that ATF allowed to fall into the hands of murderous Mexican Drug Cartels. If you want 4 more years of corruption, go ahead Vote for Obama. But he’s losing this one. We’ve had enough.

  9. Seth on August 31st, 2012 11:13 pm

    I agree with Matt. Morality cannot be legislated.

  10. Barack Reagan on August 31st, 2012 10:26 pm

    Well said, Jeff. That Obama 2016 movie is (and I quote) “a nonsensically unsubstantiated act of character assassination” that received an “F” by movie reviewers.

    The broad array of policies fought for and implemented by President Obama is moving us in the right direction, while the Republican Party has been nothing but an impediment to change and clear thinking. Moreover, the answers provided by the Republicans are either false or based on policies that have been tried and failed miserably.

    But he is dead wrong about the policies that will create a vibrant future for the vast majority of Americans. We must make clear that we have learned—even if Republicans have not—from the enormous errors in judgment and policy made by the last Republican administrations. We are better off now than we were four years ago, and that is because of the hard choices made by the Obama administration.

  11. big dummy on August 31st, 2012 9:57 pm

    I will be a proud American, again, when Mitt is elected. I’ve been ashamed of my country for 4 Very Long years. That’s all I have to say about that…….

  12. Jim on August 31st, 2012 8:56 pm

    Can’t wait to slam the democrats after the DNC is over. I know there will be plenty of half truths and lies. Vote Republican in November. It surely can’t be as BAD as the last 4 years.

  13. Mike on August 31st, 2012 8:47 pm

    What makes people think that it should take only 4 years to repair what it took 8 years to destroy?

  14. Mike on August 31st, 2012 8:36 pm

    The last time we voted a wealthy Republican businessman into office the economy almost collasped. When Obama took office banks were closing every week, the auto industry was on the verge of collapse, the stock market was in shambles, we were deeply involved in two wars with no prospect of ever leaving and he managed to nurse us back from the brink with an obstructionist Congress opposing every move. Let another Republican big business guy in office like Bush and mark my words the next Great Depression will be here in 3 years. If you thought it couldn’t get any worse than it is, you’re wrong, it was already bad. Remember the banks closing, people losing their life savings, all that will return after you put Romney back in office because he’s one of those Wall Street guys that was profiting when all that was going on. The financial collapse was set up by Bush and Romney profitted and after he makes a few more billion and retires to his villa in the Cayman Islands you’ll still be here wondering what went wrong! He has nothing to lose by screwing the American people over, he already has a golden toilet. Ask yourself just one question . . . why won’t he release his tax returns over the last several years like every other presidential candidate over the last 50 years? That should raise all sorts of red flags!

  15. James Broel on August 31st, 2012 8:05 pm

    Yeah Ms. Spence the crazy by Clint Eastwood was my favorite part…a close second was the ending of Republican blather.

  16. Jeff on August 31st, 2012 5:58 pm

    @ Concerned:

    So I should screen a movie produced by someone with questionable credentials that has been widely discredited as being a partisan hack and believe it?

    Mr. DeSouza is recognized as being a hard right neo-con from the George W. Bush school (read Dick Cheney) whose writings and opinions are on the fringe and unsubstantiated by real scholarly research. But I guess we should believe a raft of innuendo and fantasy in order to validate a view that is not based in fact?

    I dismiss Michael Moore for the very same reason, so don’t think I am blind to the way that mass media strives to mislead.

    And as far as one angle I cannot resist is the whole “Obama is an anti-colonialist ” tripe.

    In case anyone has forgotten–our United States of America started as an anti-colonialist movement.

    Just sayin…

  17. Concerned on August 31st, 2012 5:11 pm

    VOTE: ROMNEY/RYAN…. replace OBAMA – we the people own this county.

  18. Marcus on August 31st, 2012 5:07 pm

    The entire concept is completely wrong. Everyone has a “plan”to create jobs. A plan to make something happen by doing or changing certain things.

    This a concept that is backwards.

    No specific governmental “plan” should be needed to stabilize, run, or affect the economy of the nation and world. Leftys, democrats, moderates, republicans, rightys it doesn’t matter. Its the power and monolithic size that is the problem. When any government has that much power, its too late.

    Small government (3/4 the size of what it is now) and fiscally responsible. No debt.

  19. Concerned on August 31st, 2012 5:04 pm

    Jeff, go see Obama 2016.

  20. Bob hudson on August 31st, 2012 3:53 pm

    Well stated Matt, You have hit the nail on the head, as a soon to be ex-democrat, A lot of what you have expressed is exactly why many of us are leaving the democratic party. Loss of morals.(check out their new platform) It is now run by those who believe in man’s law. I do not totally agree with the right wing, but I have no use for the far left. The liberals have won the battle to control the democratic party, so be it, it is not worth saving any more. Ms. Greylady, no offence, but 51% of us are paying the taxes for the other 49%. Well this has to stop. Now I really do not care how they fix it, but it must be fixed. The ENTIRE federal government needs to be audited , all waste exposed, and start there. The whole time taxes are being brought up , our government is bleeding out our money as fast as they can. And no government will ever have enough money. Clint said it best, we own this country, and it is time to reel in the out of control spending.

  21. Jeff on August 31st, 2012 3:41 pm

    Well, well. The same old from the same old.

    “Obama is a devil-spawn from weird lands we don’t understand, socialist, funny-name, who has wrecked a 236 year old country in less than 3 years blah, blah, blah.”

    “Romney is a heartless, corporate shill who doesn’t understand the common folk, blah, blah, blah.”

    What this election boils down to for me is I am socially LIBERAL and proud of it. That means keep your damn government out of my bedroom, body, and religion ( if I even have one because that is no one’s business).
    Fiscally conservative.

    Which rules both of these parties out. Republicans cannot keep their nose out of my personal business, and Democrats cannot keep their hands out of my pockets.

    A pox on both of them, but since I must choose someone with an actual possibility of winning–I will vote for President Obama because my personal liberty means more than dollars, and my values are most closely reflected on those issues by the Democrats.

    Soldier on, fellow Americans, for your personal agenda, because no one seems to be able to compromise and realize you don’t always get everything you want.

    A sad damn state of affairs that ideology has trumped what made this country special.

  22. JSCS on August 31st, 2012 3:35 pm

    Out of all the posts on this site I think “THE DOER” said it best. No president can be all thing to all people but at least Gov. Romney should have a chance to try correcting some the terrible mistakes the present administration have made.

  23. greylady on August 31st, 2012 1:15 pm

    This country has an unelected President and Ruler. His name is Grover Norquist, and he has been able to control the Congress. All the Republican Congressmen and Senators who signed his pledge before they took their oath of office on the Bible and the Constitution are following his dictates and not those of their constituents. Senator McConnell also said on Inauguration Day that the only thing the Republicans were going to focus on was to make sure that Obama was a one-term President. I want to know how the average working person or retiree who pays taxes on their wages, salaries or retirement check can feel that it is fair, American, patriotic, Christian, or decent that they are paying federal taxes, while those who inherited money or stocks and use dividends, interest, or capital gains to live, are paying ZERO taxes. I am not going into vouchers for Medicare, privatizing Social Security, (remember Bush’s tour trying that, and then the stock market crashed).

  24. matt on August 31st, 2012 12:52 pm

    *Deep Breath*…First, I must say, I am not a member of any policital party. I don’t associate myself with Dem or Rep or Tea party or Evangelicals or Liberals or Conservatives. It’s not Obama’s fault our country is in this mess, it’s our own. Mitt can’t change or solve this country’s problems. There are numerous factors that have contributed to this country’s demise. It’s not about trimming the buget or Medicaid or healtcare. This nation went astray many years ago. Father’s leaving their children and wives. Mother’s leaving the home. Grandparents raising grandchildren. Children divorcing parents. Women’s sufferage. I could go on and on. We have distorted that natural order of the home. We don’t have Bible standards anymore, we have our own standards. And man’s standards are wicked. We wanna feel good, we don’t want someone to tell us it’s over. Well, it’s over. Judgement is coming to this nation. And when it comes it will be quick and powerful. A devout Mormon president and a devout roman catholic vice president. Is that what we really want? The president we have now, what god does he serve? Who knows? The only way that this nation will be great again is if we repent, revival starts with repentance. We will be judged that’s a fact. Hundreds of thousand of babies are killed in this country everyday. That’s sad folks! Men wanting to marry other men. We even have gay’s accepted in the church as ministers and preachers. Mitt can’t fix that, because that’s what people want, that is considered the “norm”. Today, it’s called equal rights. Homosexuality is wrong, abortion is wrong (in any instance). I know some of you are saying “judge not lest ye be judged”. But Jesus also said “Judge righteous judgement”. What I am saying is true. There is coming a time when this nation will be judged by the true Judge, and He will judge by what we have sown. Let’s get back to the Bible. Why not some men of God that stand on the value’s of God. I cannot say God bless America, and feel good about it. God is nowhere in the equation. God have mercy on us.

  25. Dan on August 31st, 2012 12:45 pm

    Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. Romney’s promise … is to help you and your family.”

  26. AMERICAN CITIZEN on August 31st, 2012 12:44 pm

    FACT: We’re sick of the complaining.
    FACT: We’re sick of the lies and games.
    FACT: We want our problem(s) fixed.
    FACT: We want someone to take charge and make a difference.
    FACT: We want to preserve our ‘America’ & our freedoms and rights.
    FACT: We need to work together!
    FACT: We need to stand together!
    FACT: We need to be accountable!
    FACT: We need to be concerned for our futures!
    FACT: We need to pray for our nation, leaders and people!
    FACT: We need leadership!

    If any of you can do better, you’re welcome to run for office. If you can’t afford that, then vote!”We The People” have more power than most think.
    We need to learn and educate ourselves.

  27. eeyore on August 31st, 2012 12:43 pm

    …just like the governor of this state…promise jobs, cut government spending (putting people out of a job), slam the president, and buy the election…so where are the jobs? and the savings to the state? and on the state level, why do these people, who by their own admission are fair, christian, and partiotically American…treat govenment workers like dirt and degrade them? most of those who work for the government have to work by the regulations, rules and standards set my THEIR elected representatives for the industry they cover…so, if folks would do their own research…instead of pointing fingers at the “pawns” of government…they might want to look at themselves and see who they elected into office…then work on the problems on the national level…

  28. Henry Coe on August 31st, 2012 11:58 am

    As far as the money in politics that other comments have mentioned, until Citizens United vs the FEC is reversed, that isn’t going to change. It was GWB appointments to the SCOTUS who made that vote happen and if you elect Romney or any other Corporatist/Conservative in as POTUS, it won’t change.
    We also need real campaign finance reform and that will never happen with Republicans in a majority in the House or Senate.
    There are three SCOTUS judges who will likely retire of the next 4 years and we won’t get the money out of politic with Romney making the next picks for judges.

    As far a saying Obama is the same, I disagree. It wasn’t Corporate America that supported him and got him elected. It was an overwhelming mandate by the people and the Republicans dismissed that and ignored it and continued with their lie campaigns after the 08′ election.
    That being said along with the ruling in Citizen’s United vs FEC, Obama wouldn’t have a chance with getting elected without out because Conservatives have created that environment in politics.
    Not to mention, if President Obama was some how able to campaign without money, Conservatives would be saying “see, he can’t even raise money”. So I don’t see how Conservatives using the money issue in campaigning means anything when at the same time they don’t care about seeing Romney tax returns and they don’t care about his tax evasion using off shore accounts.
    That’s typical though as far as Republican campaigning to cry against the problem they have and blame others for doing what they are doing when the others aren’t really doing that. Just sayin’.

  29. me on August 31st, 2012 11:46 am

    I liked what Romney said that he wished that Obama would have been successful because he wants America to be great! I feel that Romney is a true statesman!

  30. Bob on August 31st, 2012 11:37 am

    You blind GOP tea party radicals need to listen what Romney promised to do. He promised 12 million jobs in 8 years, and energy dependent in 12 years. Repeal healthcare, abortion women’s weights. He has promised the same as the house has for 3 years. They only know no to any thing Obama proposes and repeal everything he got passed to law. They the house GOP allowed us credit rating to be reduced. The problem with party division has actually been campaigning against Obama for 3 years not acting in the interest of the citizens. To me if 50% of the public is for a certion law or economic change that 50% of the house votes should be for that that change not a 100% of votes against. That type voting has gone on for 3 years. These house members voting only party lines as a campaign against Obama need to be replaced. Like Eastwood said these elected officials work for the people.

  31. c.w. on August 31st, 2012 10:56 am

    I wonder if this country can stand another four years of obama. That would be at least 50 more vacations paid for by us tax payers.

    Vote obama out. Anyone or anything would be better!

  32. Bob hudson on August 31st, 2012 10:26 am

    Well image that ,The DNC has changed their mind and will now allow a prayer to be said at the close of the convention. But the gays are furious about that, amazing.

  33. Bob hudson on August 31st, 2012 10:03 am

    Ex Democrat here, lets see, family values, Killing babies at any time the woman is in term (yall call it abortion) Same sex marriage. Removal of any thing that pretains to God from all government owned public places. No prayer allowed at the Democratic convention, but will allow Islamic prayer 2 hours before convention opens.Yes I know many fine decent democrats , but the like me, are leaving the party just as soon as this election is over with.The liberals can have the party , its not worth saving any more. It is not the governments job to create more useless government jobs . It is their job to create and enviroment so companies can grow. Its government job to MANAGE the money we give them. They need to take a ax to the federal budget and cut the useless projects they waste so many tax dollars on. And there are a lot of them.

  34. Bob hudson on August 31st, 2012 9:39 am

    Obama just gets more and more desperate, don’t like the constitution? Well change it, you can not make this stuff up. So Obama would like to amended the 1 amendment to over turn Citizens United so the government could basically have the right to decide who has the right to speak, this would be aim at large corporations and the wealth persons to curb their effect in elections by shutting down their right to free speech. I am not making this up, He is as close to a would be dictator as I have ever seen. Does not enforce current laws dealing with the illegals, will not allow border laws to be enforced. Provides cover and protection for Holder and DOJ for running guns to Mexico. (Fast and Furious). I think he has a real distain for our constitution .

  35. Kathy on August 31st, 2012 9:36 am

    To the not so bright that write that President Obama is dividing the nation, fooey on you!! The republican party is dividing the nation. Did you listen to the hatred and lies spoken last night by Romney? No plan for how he will improve the jobs, no plan for deficit cutting, no plan for anything but cutting any services that serve the poor, the aged and the sick. So I guess you folks think it is okay to kill off the sick, the poor, the aged but God Bless the millionaires? You will get another BUSH WHACKED economy and you will suffer at your own parties hands. Of course if you didn’t learn form 8 years of BUSHEY, you will not learn from 4 years with Romney the un GOD fearing MORmon.

  36. mc on August 31st, 2012 9:33 am

    OK so Romney gets his rich friends to create a few jobs in exchange for lower taxes and deregulation. It’ll work for a while, but none of the jobs will be in manufacturing. Also if you read Ryans health care plan its very much like Obamacare and Romneys was the model for it. Both parties are riddled with money and special interest. Who isn’t for self reliance and family values? You fanatics think democrats are godless heathens you are brain washed from fox news and your church. But 90% of us out here don’t care about politics and all your lectures won’t brainwash us.

  37. SW on August 31st, 2012 9:25 am


    D or R. Two sides of the same coin.

    Did anyone hear the word ‘Constitution’ mentioned?

  38. Sara on August 31st, 2012 9:08 am

    The Republicans continue to lie..and the sheep blindly follow. Romney was hand picked by Karl Rove & Grover Norquist (the wizards behind the curtain). Romney proves to them that he can be bought & he can do their bidding; just like Bush. If you want the Republicans to dig into Social Security/Medicare for their own profits then have at it. I prefer to keep moving forward with President Obama.

  39. AC on August 31st, 2012 8:30 am

    I never considered voting for Obama. NOT ONCE!!! But was a little unsure how I felt about Romney. After watching the RNC – there Is no doubt a successful businessman is the answer. Hopefully our wonderful USA will get back on track and others will once again view America – the land of the free and a place to be prosperous without the government dictating all of our God given choices!!!

  40. Atmore G on August 31st, 2012 8:18 am

    I have never seen this country as divided as it is now.. It is obvious to me that this class warfare is the message Obama is constantly preaching.. Our economy is in ruins, joblessness is rampant, and I can go on and on.. If I thought that Obama’s recovery still had a chance to work, I would vote for him.. However, that is not the case, and we need a change in this country.. We need to get people back to work and make certain we are taking care of OUR citizens.. I believe that now is the time to have a business man in the white house rather than a lawyer..

  41. 429SCJ on August 31st, 2012 8:17 am

    I am afraid that with Romney in office, Israel will send US Forces into Iran. I feel America needs to call the legions home and regroup, polish our armor and hone our swords. The savings on closing overseas bases would be enormous. We have a Navy that can stealthily vaporize any agressor on earth. We need to maintain strategic refueling points, aireal tanker bases, aside from those, close the bases and let host nations furnish their own defense. The deficit must dealt with and there are billions in operating and maintenance funds that can be applied to our debt. We must not strip our military, just tailor it to suit AMERICA’S needs, not that of other nations.

    I remember I said that after Dick Cheney anything would be better and I voted for Obama and it has proved a disappointment. I hope that Romney will have something to show for our votes this time four years from now, hopefully a better America, if not we can vote him out. I dread the harder time that are in the pipeline.

  42. Fairlane63 on August 31st, 2012 7:45 am

    “…improving education..”
    I remember when the Republicans understood that the federal government had no legitimate Constitutional role in public education. Now they’re pretty much Democrat-Lite.

  43. PSU1Earl on August 31st, 2012 7:38 am

    Are those 12 million new jobs going to be full time with benefits? In which sector of the job market is it going to be in? Are those jobs going to be above or below the national wage average? Are they targetting a particualr part of the country? Do I need to move to Oregon to get one?

  44. Bob on August 31st, 2012 6:44 am

    Nothing special. Same old GOP trying to brain wash you with same old negative comments we’ve herd for three years when they the radical GOP tea party took control of the house. If you noted as I did that majority of speakers thought they were comedians. This is no place for comic relief by the GOP they need to leave it to the professional in Hollywood like the hiring of Eastwood. I wonder what Romney had to pay him and the writers of his comic skit. The only thing I got out of Romney speach is that he’s going to repeal health care law meaning that GOP truly dos not care about the health of US citizens in the future especially women. No screnning for cervical cancer, brest cancer and no birth control especially for low income people that can’t afford the cost. Also taking away a women’s birth choices. He’s promising that his rich buddies are going to repeal all actions for control of businesses to let them run a muck like Bushes did that got us in this problem were in now. I could continue but I’ve made my point that Romney is not the man for the job. He has no plan other that saying he can lead but cant lead without putting everything back the way Bush2 had it and that’s not for me.

  45. Henry Coe on August 31st, 2012 6:21 am

    Ok, Republicans said the 2010 election was about jobs, but never created a jobs bill or put one up for vote while blocking key appointment of President Obama’s that were going to help in creating more jobs in the private sector.
    They also obstructed the new Consumer Protection agency that has simplified loans and credit cards so you don’t get hooked by hidden details that were previously used to rip people off.

    Now, while Republicans for 4 years have said they will bring jobs by getting government out of the way are saying they will use government to create jobs. It can’t be by deregulation because that is what created the Wall Street disaster in 2008, so except for telling lies about President Obama in order to manipulate voters, what is the Republican plan?

  46. OPINION on August 31st, 2012 6:13 am


  47. THE DOER on August 31st, 2012 5:57 am

    Bottom line: Romney was raised in America, with American values, American ideas and American parents. He worshipped (and still worships) and was educated in American faith and culture. His financial experience makes chump change out of Obama, a man who claims one thing, but then does something else. It is now or never. We cannot last another four years with the current leader at the helm. Our country has completely changed (for the worse) since he has been in office. You can spin that statement any way you want to, but look at the facts. You can blame Bush if you are one of those who doesn’t believe in taking responsibility for your own actions, but Obama’s record will go down in history as being the worst president in the United States. We are NOT better off now than we were four years ago. We cannot afford to stay on the current path.

  48. mspence on August 31st, 2012 5:10 am

    Loved the RNC and the message.

  49. Just Me on August 31st, 2012 1:09 am

    Loved the RNC…… hopefully folks will / have been paying attention and vote obama out of office! obama is ruining America, he has to go….