August 30th, 2012
01:31 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Romney gets a chance to sell himself at RNC

(CNN) – As the Republican National Convention concludes Thursday night, Mitt Romney's speech will mark the big finale. CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
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  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Sure Mitt... Why not? Seems like you've tried to sell everything else.... Unfortunately for you, not enough will be buying, so you're destined to remain unemployed!

    August 30, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    Let's see.... He's a proven successful leader of EVERYTHING he has done, corporate leader, Governor, head of Olympics. Yeah, he's really going to have to turn on the sales pitch so the American people vote for him instead of the proven incompetent failure in the Whitehouse. Only in America.... Scary.

    August 30, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    never underestimate the power of ignorance and prejudice!

    August 30, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  4. Yonni

    I don't think this commodity is appealing for anyone even for the RNC, it is given to them they will manage him and use it as a tool.

    August 30, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. BlkPwr817

    Interesting to see how this plays out. What is Romney going to run on? That's the question many have been asking for months. Gov. of Massachusetts? His major accomplishment there was his state wide mandate for healthcare. Pretty much a carbon copy of ObamaCare. His Bain Capital days? which led to many companies going bankrupt causing many Americans to lose their jobs & benefits. Not to mention sending those same jobs once held by American citizens over seas. of course his Bain days gave him an opportunity to make a lot of money in which he hid in offshore accounts. Is he a good man? IDK his wife says so. So I guess we're gonna have to take her word for it.

    Good luck tonight Gov. Romney. Now that fact checking is out the window, I say go for the stars!

    August 30, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    from a previous article:

    ...to galvanize the conservative Republican base behind Romney and frame the upcoming election as a referendum on Obama's presidency.
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    Democrats have already framed the election as a referendum on a return to the failed Republican policies of the past.

    August 30, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. rs

    It will be interesting to see if in his speech tonight Mr. Romney tells the truth or lies like Mr. Ryan did. The GOP's embrace of truthless campaigning is a real disappointment. I was hoping we might get treated to a campaign of facts and ideas upon which we might compare the candidates, not distortions and lies.

    August 30, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  8. lolo

    @ Yonni, so true. Romneyhood has no guts. All of his surrogates have stolen his thunder and he still does not see it. This man thinks that he can just waltz up and claim the presidency because of his money. After ten years of being in politics and he is still not wanted. He is craving for acceptance and the RNC will not give it to him. He will definitely be their puppet because he has no convictions period. This is why they are pouring all of those millions into his campaign. He is just a puppet.

    August 30, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. for republicans 2012

    i hope to see RnR win the election and waiting to see how America will go down.. both rich american president and VP you think they will care for minorities? i hope all republicans will get a slap on their face when Romney and ryan just want to get to white house. after a long battle for many years, its time for romney to get the seat as president and the world awaits for the downturn of America. no more super power .. yay!!!.
    Romney Ryan are both liers... get your facts right.. its good to hear dignity, accountability since both of you (Romney and ryan) are STRONG CHRISTIANS... bible did not say please go and lie.. learn your scriptures please and tell the TRUTH..

    August 30, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. rs

    Truth-

    Mr. Romney failed as Governor of Massachuessetts – 47th of 50 in job creation,plus his big tax increases. His ONLY success was the statewide Healthcare bill that he hides from now.
    As to the Olympics- he would have failed without millions of dollars in federal bailout funds. He didn't build that!
    As to Bail Capital, no doubt he made tons of cash- even off of those 25% of cases where Bain could not save their client. The losers of course were workers, and their retirements. Don't worry though Romney made sure the shareholders did alright.

    August 30, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. Bill

    Mitt's message is to "take back America". If that's the plan, then why did you sell it in the first place?

    August 30, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  12. cali girl

    Another joke attempt by Robmey.
    Instead of being at the convention for his own nomination, Robmey was out yesterday stumping among his people.
    His opening line was, "Glad to be here with all of you on dry land"
    Wow, hope all the Isaac victims are ok with that.

    August 30, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. Say No to Willard Romney Hood and Personhood Ann Ryand

    Willard will sell himself to the highest bidder only. Anything for a buck is how Weird Willard rolls.

    August 30, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney creates jobs for fact checkers.

    August 30, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  15. pc

    i wonder if he will mention having to get money from the government to bailout the olympics? he never talks about that! after watching the republicans all week, i feel like obama is the only one looking out for the middle class. not much said about our veterans or the war that needs to be stopped. i bet he won't mention how one of his cuts will be the deductions on our mortgage loans either.he will not mention his voucher program for medicare or his privatizing social security, sooo i quess he won't be saying much!!

    August 30, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Yonni

    Really?
    Enlighten me what are your facts? In spite of the action of the do nothing congress, of course other than blocking every effort that the economy cannot recover under this president watch; we are growing because this president has stop the bleeding that he inherited from the previous president. We have long way to go forward direction to fully recover but the road ahead is much brighter under the leadership of the current president. However, we all have to pitch in what we can to improve our current situation including you. Don’t stand on sideline because you get your facts from a talk show host.

    August 30, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  17. Bill

    Right on! That's how you take in twenty million in one year!

    August 30, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. Squigman

    I, wouldn't buy a snow cone from Mitt, if we were both standing in the middle of hell.

    August 30, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. Larry L

    A chance to "sell himself"? He sold himself to the Koch brothers long ago. He can win lots of votes by showing us his tax returns and proving they don't contain dishonest, sleazy, or unethical acts. Since he refuses to show them we can assume these accusations are true.

    August 30, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  20. myviewis

    Larry L

    A chance to "sell himself"? He sold himself to the Koch brothers long ago. He can win lots of votes by showing us his tax returns and proving they don't contain dishonest, sleazy, or unethical acts. Since he refuses to show them we can assume these accusations are true.
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    The same rule applies to Obama who refused to show us his transcripts therefore we can assume he didn't do well in school or college.

    August 30, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. gord

    one thing for sure ,he is selling himself to the highest bidder -than back to the caymans

    August 30, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  22. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney can show he "Belives In America" just like the Chinese do by investing their money in America while Romney hides and invest his money in the Cayman Island, Switzerland, Bermuda and who knows where else but it sure isn't here in America. That "Believe in America" logo on Romney's plane should be "Believe in The Cayman Island".

    August 30, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. myviewis

    Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney creates jobs for fact checkers.
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    We keep telling you guys Romney creates jobs.

    August 30, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. cali girl

    Myviews, then you better ask Robmey about his college transcripts too. Only fair, or are you just following the racist mantra put forth by Fox who covets the GOP?

    August 30, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  25. anthony76

    truth hurts
    Let's see.... He's a proven successful leader of EVERYTHING he has done, corporate leader, Governor, head of Olympics.

    1. Corporate leader? You mean corporate raider, or predatory lender? Who sent American jobs overseas (along with his taxable money)

    2. Governor? 47th in job creation.

    3. Olympics? He got government money from Bush to "save" the Olympics.

    Is that all you got? Sorry to break it to you but no matter how much they bash Obama and lie to themselves about his so called "failures", Romney will still go down in history as the guy who continually fell short of the Presidency. (even this year)

    August 30, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
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