For Romney, the speech of his life
August 30th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
2 years ago

For Romney, the speech of his life

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - The challenge for Mitt Romney as he accepts the Republican presidential nomination is to push past the stiff and reserved perception that's been created for him by opponents and comedians and make a heartfelt and profound appeal to the millions of Americans who will be watching his speech Thursday night.

Romney advisers say their biggest goal is to improve his likability and make the case that he understands how Americans are struggling and that he empathizes with the middle class.

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  1. cali girl

    For Robmey, the speech of his life....leads to the end of his political career.
    How can you trust a man who won't show tax returns for the job he is applying for, who has offshore bank accounts to stash his millions but he doesn't want us to know about it, a person who will not confirm or deny a direct question or changes the topic altogether, and a person who flat out lies to the American people (the medicare and welfare ads all untrue)

    August 30, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    He can try telling us the truth if he wants to be liked. Good luck with your guy, Rebubbacans.

    August 30, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Just produce YOUR tax returns because you'll never be liked, understood, respected or tolerated.

    August 30, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. Expat American

    His concession speech will be the speech of his life – and finally put an end to his 10+ year campaign for President.

    August 30, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    "corporations are people my friend...i'll bet you ten-thousand dollars"

    August 30, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. kayla

    robme likeablity is like me trying to like snakes

    August 30, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. Joan in MS

    Does he use a teleprompter?!? I thought those were bad.

    August 30, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. ted

    Romney – fork over 12 years of tax returns, your birth certificate and your proof of citizenship. We will let your buddy Arpaio look at your birth certificate with his cold case posse.

    August 30, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  9. myviewis

    This says it all "the stiff and reserved perception that's been created for him by opponents and comedians". If Obama doesn't win his re-election with all the help he gets from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, MTV, comedians from Jon Stewart to David Letterman, Joy Behar, actor George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Time Magazine, 90% of Hollywood, eliminating voter ID requirements, Dream Act that would be the speech to go down in history. Obama couldn't get more help even if he could pay for it. Obama should win this easily considering all the people helping him ridicule, mock, distract, insult Republicans and Romney.

    August 30, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. Pete

    Does Romney have his industrial strength Etch A Sketch powered up for this one ,he'll definitly need it!!How's he going to change chicken s_ _t into chicken salad is an act I'd like to see,especially coming from an elitist,does he know how to cook,he's a Mormon isn't he,gifted and wise!!Sorry leave out the wise part,only for Democrates right!!Can his teleprompter lie,I suppose it has a selector switch,one for republicans,one for Democrates ,something for everyone.Where's Ron Paul hiding ,under the bleachers I bet with Rand,they got stink bombs ready to throw at Romneys arrival,that'll show republicans who really stinks won't it!!!

    August 30, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. myviewis

    thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    "corporations are people my friend...i'll bet you ten-thousand dollars"
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    I wonder if Jonathan Lavine (Obama's friend) agrees with you??????

    August 30, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  12. anthony76

    myviewis
    This says it all "the stiff and reserved perception that's been created for him by opponents and comedians". If Obama doesn't win his re-election with all the help he gets from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, MTV, ....

    You realize Republicans have Fox News and all the daytime talk radio shows that bash anything Obama /Democratic around the clock? According to Fox News, it is the highest rated cable News show. But its not part of the "lame stream media'?

    Stop lying to yourself. Democrats didn't force Republicans to say all those crazy things they have said this election cycle. Democrats haven't forced the Republicans to lie over and over and over again about easily provable things. In front of cameras, no doubt.
    I have seen Jon Stewart play actual Republican footage. Then play back footage of the that person completely contradicting the same statements they just said. Cant blame that on the "media". Cant blame Akins or Nudgent or Rush or Palin or any of the other crazy statements on Dems.

    Just admit.. the RNC picked the wrong guy. (even Santorum said the same thing. And Newt called Mitt a liar).

    Hope you are still around and posting the day after Obama gives his 2nd victory speech.

    August 30, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. myviewis

    Woman In California

    Just produce YOUR tax returns because you'll never be liked, understood, respected or tolerated.
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    Oh yeah we really should listen to the person that claims to have stocks that made more money now than in 2008. Right. By the way how is California doing, still broke???????

    August 30, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  14. RB From Va

    Is that a teleprompter ? Wow you would of thought only President Obama used that . Stupid Righties . Every politician uses them . Have you ever tried to remember a whole speech ?

    August 30, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    I hope it IS the spech of his life because I think that after this try and fail again for the fourth time(?) should tell him that we don't like you.
    Watch the video of the 13 year old who was bullied in school. Think back to this guy's prep school days and what he and his posse of prep boys did to that poor student. That was NOT a prank and that is NOT funny.
    Same with Seamus. What kind of people and family is this?

    August 30, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  16. myviewis

    anthony76
    You realize Republicans have Fox News and all the daytime talk radio shows that bash anything Obama /Democratic around the clock? According to Fox News, it is the highest rated cable News show. But its not part of the "lame stream media'?
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    1 Fox News vs ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, MTV, etc...plus the radio stations that are mainly Democrat. I think we can safely say that Republicans have been outnumbered by Democrats.

    August 30, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |