Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
TAMPA, FLORIDA "I accept your nomination," Mitt Romney told the Republican faithful last night as he began his 39 minute acceptance speech of the GOP presidential nomination.
67 Days to the November Election
Romney promised 12 million new jobs if elected; a feat that has never been accomplished by any previous president of the United States.
Romney seeking to attract voters who voted for President Barack Obama in 2008, but who have grown disenchanted with his job as president said:
“Hope and change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama? 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.”
Romney told the nation President Obama as failed as president.
The night ended the three day convention that was shortened by one day because of Tropical Storm Isaac that loomed near Tampa last weekend.
In his acceptance speech, Romney attempted to show the human side of himself that many political commentators have said has been missing during the primary process. Romney secured enough delegates to win the nomination of the Republican Party at the end of May when he won the Texas presidential primary.
With 67 days left before the November election, Romney's camp is hoping he gets a bump in polls from this week's convention. The Democrats will convene their convention next Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Typically, each political party will have an increase in popularity immediately after their political conventions.
posted August 31, 2012 9:50 am edt