Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney confidently took center stage at the Republican Convention in Florida on Thursday night, accepting the nomination for President of the United States, and inspiring his Republican base with a conservative vision for leading America to a better future.
Romney spoke about his desire to see America succeed by appealing for help in changing the leadership of the United States.
“I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division” Romney said.
“This isn’t something we have to accept. Now is the moment when we can do something; with your help we will do something.”
Romney’s speech lacked specific details about his own economic policies although he mentioned that he supports reducing taxes on business.
Romney did not dare explain the nuances of his own budget compared to the Paul Ryan budget.
Romney’s national audience is still trying to decide whether his economic plans are best suited for the country amid growing concerns about a looming “fiscal cliff” and a U.S. federal deficit that still needs to be resolved.
Romney took the time to criticize Obama for his budget policies in the areas of medicare, defense spending, and health-care (Obamacare).
“His trillion dollar cuts to our military will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, and also put our security at greater risk; his $716 billion cut to Medicare to finance Obamacare will both hurt today’s seniors, and depress innovation – and jobs – in medicine” Romney said.
Although Obama has repeatedly explained that he does not support ending the Bush tax cuts for the lower and middle classes in America and only wants to allow them to expire for the wealthiest in America, Romney claimed in his convention speech, “Unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class.”
Romney spoke positively about the business he started with 10 other people at Bain Capital where he helped invest in important companies such as Staples, Steel Dynamics, Sports Authority, and Bright Horizons.
After making a claim that the centerpiece of the President’s entire re-election campaign is “attacking success”, Romney questioned, “Is it any wonder that someone who attacks success has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression?”
Romney made a subtle and veiled reference to some of his earlier claims about President Obama’s so called “class warfare” policies in which he blames Obama for wanting to tax the rich and redistribute wealth.
“It’s the genius of the American free enterprise system – to harness the extraordinary creativity and talent and industry of the American people with a system that is dedicated to creating tomorrow’s prosperity rather than trying to redistribute today’s” Romney said.
Concerning the environment, Romney made a polarizing statement that forced his audience to make a difficult choice between either helping the planet or helping families.
“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.”
Romney does not support implementing curbs on oil demand through the introduction of much higher mileage standards on vehicles with Obama’s new environmental policies.
Romney’s energy plan gravitates around the expansion of oil supplies with better access to the development of oil, gas, and coal.
Legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood made a guest speech at the Republican convention. His unscripted speech did not require a teleprompter unlike the other Republican speakers.
Eastwood made some blunt political statements with a dose of unusual satire before an enthusiastic Republican audience.
“When somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go” Eastwood said before a cheering crowd. He also referred to politicians as “our employees.”
Showing off his acting skills before a live audience, Eastwood held a volatile and even hostile conversation with a fictional Obama stand in which was actually a lifeless wooden chair that stood next to him during the speech.
CNET reported that the Eastwood RNC chair made a digital debut on Twitter that gained a staggering 20,ooo followers in the first hour.
That popular Eastwood RNC chair just may be setting a record pace at Twitter to overtake Lady Gaga with the number of Twitter followers.
In case you are wondering, Lady Gaga has 29 million Twitter followers.
However, after some closer investigation at starpulse.com it was just discovered that half of Lady Gaga’s 29 million followers aren’t actually people.
What a shame.
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* Correction- yesterday’s post about QE3 incorrectly listed Federal Ben Bernanke’s speech as occurring yesterday when it actually occurs on Friday (today).