Romney offers Reaganesque themes in defining speech
August 30th, 2012
11:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Romney offers Reaganesque themes in defining speech

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday night by asking voters to choose between what he called unfulfilled promises of President Barack Obama and his promise to restore America's greatness.

In the most important political speech of his life to the Republican National Convention, Romney evoked themes and imagery of GOP icon Ronald Reagan in describing a future of opportunity and promise for the nation.

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  1. ST

    "Paul Ryan energized the Republican National Convention with a powerful attack on President Barack Obama that championed conservative principles, setting the stage for Mitt Romney's defining speech on Thursday night to accept the party's presidential nomination".
    Attacking the President without coming with new ideas is really, really an old fashion way. Again, borrowing Muhammad Ali's words: "The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20, has wasted 30 years of his life"!

    August 30, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  2. 200 ton hammer

    Mitt romney no matter what you have too
    Debate the president head on with real facts not hate speeches and the president has failed speeches you have too show real
    Facts mitt romney on what you did and explain with a open books with real charts of what you have done and what's going too end it all mitt show the American people's your 10 years of taxes other then that you gonna lose if you can't produce real facts that's on your record as governor. And buisness man and you have no true facts about what the middle-class
    Life style is really about.

    August 30, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  3. Wake up People!

    What exactly will he be defining? Flip flops? Will he define us with his taxes? Will he tell the truth that he was working for Bain and didn't retroactively retire? Or will he simply double down on his many, many lies??

    How these people are getting away with their blatant lies is utterly ridiculous.

    OBAMA 2012!

    August 30, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    Mr. Thug of USA, Bain capital back-ground.

    August 30, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I wonder if he can top Paul Ryan on the Pinnochio scale. I think he can beat Ryan's score in half the time.

    August 30, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |