By SARA LYNN COLLEY
TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Forum was electrified as Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the position of presidential nominee for the Republican Party, after the delegates’ votes were tallied last night at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
“I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me.” Romney said. “It is a great honor, and it is an even greater responsibility.”
Romney’s words made the crowd go wild. In fact, during Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s speech, chants of, “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!” could be heard throughout the arena.
It seemed as though every word that Romney spoke was the right word. His words inspired, unified, encouraged, and rekindled the pride that the audience had in America. He directed the focus to why that pride seemed lost or forgotten, and explained how he as president would get America back on track.
“You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.” said Romney. “He had almost no experience working in a business; jobs to him are about government.”
Along with critiquing President Obama’s work, Romney spoke of his childhood, his running-mate Rep. Paul Ryan, the greatness of Neil Armstrong, military connections and burned bridges. He spoke of his five-step plan to create jobs, his hero and soul mate Ann, and about the freedom that makes the essence of the American experience.
Presidential nominee Romney had so many things to say that hit home for different people, but when combined created the perfect speech, and perfect platform.
Quite possibly one of the best quotes from his speech was as follows, “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. My promise … is to help you and your family.”
It really summed up the intentions of his future endeavors. He committed to America to bring back the pride in success, and working hard for something you built.
Although everything presidential nominee Romney said is worth writing about, these were some of the most memorable quotes that sealed in supporters from around the nation.
“America is the best within each of us. That is the America we want for our children.”