Mitt Romney cast President Barack Obama as a man of grandiose promises he couldn’t keep in his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday.
Romney’s acceptance speech hit hard on the “disappointments of the past four years” without making it personal or uncivil, turning the tables and putting President Obama suddenly on the defensive. And after nearly an entire week of Republicans loudly proclaiming “We Built That!” at the GOP convention, Romney finally delivered and told millions of Americans how he plans to build a better future for the nation.
In the rousing finale to the GOP convention, which some analysts said would define his entire campaign, Romney explained that he understands why Obama’s promise of “hope and change” was enticing, but added “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.”
The Republican presidential nominee then laid out an extremely ambition plan to bring 12 million jobs to the United States. Meanwhile, he said, the president’s plans will outsource jobs and eliminate American jobs.
“And unlike the president, I have a plan…It has 5 steps,” Romney quipped. You guessed it, another standing ovation. Here is that plan, according to Romney:
- Make North America energy independent by 2020 by tapping America’s oil and coal, gas and nuclear and renewables.
- Give American citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow by improving schools
- Forge new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.
- Cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.
- Reduce taxes on business, simplify regulations, repeal and replace Obamacare.
“President Obama has promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family,” Romney continued.