Skip to comments.Romney’s excellent speech (with video links)
Posted on 07/17/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT by John W
Ive been tough on Mitt Romney and leaned hard on his campaign to take the gloves off, get in the fighting spirit, and push back against Obama narratives.
Today in Irwin, Pennsylvania, Romney delivered.
The Right Scoop has both excerpts and full speech video clips.
As I noted on Twitter during the speech earlier this afternoon, Romney impressed with both the substance and the delivery of his rallying cry on behalf of individual achievement and free enterprise. He was energetic and passionate.
I believed in what he was selling: A vision for restoring American greatness and defending success.
Obamas inability to hide his ideological contempt for entrepreneurs & individual success has helped Romney self-actualize.
If he gives this speech with the same zeal and optimism from now until November offering a clear, unapologetic contrast to Barack Obamas bitter politics of resentment, class warfare, and entitlement, Mitt Romney will win.
More praise for Romneys speech here.
Yes, he will. It was a great speech.
Impossible....we were told that Mitt is weak, an idiot, an amateur, an agent of the left, blah, blah, blah.
Obama is spending money like a drunken sailor yet the biased polls show that he is barely holding even with Mitt. The Romney campaign knows exactly what they are doing and this race will over by September.
Great speech. He turned tables and repeatedly mocked Obama’s “you didn’t build it” line.
He also added “Roads and bridge. Yeah. No kidding. We already paid for them.”
Of course, the MSM will ignore it, but this speech is a winner.
Did Mr. RomneyCARE RETRACT his position on DEATH PANELS
and socialized medicine?
Did Mr. RomneyCARE apologize to Gov Palin and the
conservatives he attacked to make Obama pOTUS?
Uh, Michelle, he has to mean what he says, not just mouth the words.
To win, as she says he will? No, he doesn’t.
Romney needs to throw political correctness out the window. He will find that Americans are DESPERATE FOR THAT. He should go on the attack and call 0bama out on his TACTICS not merely his words. Then, he should move on and not WALLOW in 0bama’s attacks. This is one of the reasons Reagan was revered. Romney needs an “Excuse me sir but I PAID for this microphone” moment.
The other day I said to my kid - “like a broken record”. He just stared at me. He didn’t know what I was talking about.
Did you see the speech? It was right there!
He will have my vote.
He will have my vote.
It was cold hard logic...and if Mitt had to deliver it with blood in his eye, so be it!
Call me crazy, but straight talk is exciting!
Without free enterprise, and the profit motive, how on Earth do you think ANY cause that we believe in, as Conservatives, could possibly finance themselves?
Obama wants to take away our ability to fight.
You’re slipping! It took you five posts to spew your tired crap.
I agree with you but caution you not to throw your pearls before swine.
Great speech!!!! This is what he needs to do the rest of the way!
Posting the links you posted to make them clickable...
More praise for Romneys speech here.
Yup-Mitt came off like a real guy with something real to say, about a real situation.
I don’t know about you, but I am real tired of this whole Obama cult thing... it’s too creepy!
As one of the FReepers who want to see Obama severely beaten in November, I have been critical of Romney because he has not campaigned to beat Obama.
By watching the 10 minute clip of this speech, I can see why he has been such a Milktoast Candidate.
When he read his speech Romney was the wimp that he has been against Obama.
Then he looked away from his speech, his voice pitch went higher, his word flow was less regulated, and HE CONNECTED WITH HIS AUDIENCE!
Then he went back to glancing at his speech, the audience started to fidget, until Romney once again looked away from the lectern and re-connected with his audience.
Romney got a standing ovation when he brought God into his speech.
Lessons from the speech are there for all to see, unless you are one of Romney’s advisors, speechwriters, or PR empty suits - - - .
BTW Romney, keep up this style of speech delivery, and you just might avoid being DUMPED in Tampa by a First Ballot ABSTAIN vote.
BTW, BTW, just go ahead and DUMP your damn Haaaaaaaarvud staff now, as they have proven that they do not have the guts to beat Obama.
Pick Oil Patch Oliver, or Housewife Hannah, or another Joe the Plumber to write your campaign speeches.
Still watching the speech. Mitt...FINALLY.. is hitting on all cylinders. I’ve never seen him light up a crowd like he’s done here.
We got it, Dio. Obama's your guy.
I think he already has.
One thing he did do, he took barry ro the woodshed lol
I just ignore him now. When I see his posts, I don’t read them; they are filled with the same old drivel. If we all ignore him maybe he’ll join DU.
Go Romney go! Get the obamination out of the WH!
Youre slipping! It took you five posts to spew your tired crap.
Thats because he was getting his TROLL talking points from Daily Kos
Yes! Go Romney Go!
And I never thought I’d say that... This speech tells me he believes in this country.
I could see sincerity in Romney’s eyes and facial expression. Well done and keep it coming!
Are you proposing he mimic Obama by utilizing a teleprompter so as to look like he has it all in his head :)
I’m slipping. You beat me by a mile!
ping a ling for later
Obama just soiled himself.
Good speech today.
Maybe someone is finally telling him to wake the F up.
Romney in Irwin, PA.
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Who the hell was that brain dead drone over Romney’s left shoulder? They didn’t do any good at all in selecting the back drop subjects.
Geesh, what a group of trolls.
Larry Kudlow has maintained for some time that Romney has the potential to be another Reagan. He sees something there. I’m keeping an open mind. Maybe we’re starting to see signs of his potential.
First things first, numbnuts.
Did he? Did he?
I know 12 year olds that are older than you.
I was watching him, too. It looked to me like he was scanning the crowd. I thought he might be security.
Just a guess.
So that’s why we didn’t hear any immediate reaction from the Romney campaign. Instead of a quick jab, they were winding up for a haymaker.
If you subscribe to the very anti-Obama philosophy that everyone has the potential for greatness in them, even this is possible.
Michelle Malkin supports Mitt?
I disagreed with those who compared Romney’s response to McCain as though it was similar. McCain would have responded immediately and poorly and went wherever Obama said he should to do it. Romney enjoyed his weekend then went to work today.
I believed in what he was selling: A vision for restoring American greatness and defending success.- Michelle Malkin
First, I don’t like Romney and I hate Obama’s guts.
Having said that, I found this speech to be quite good. In fact, it may have been his best yet.
BUT, can he be believed? That is a tough wall to get over and I don’t think I am capable.
I will say this, while I don’t trust Romney any further than I could throw my house, he is so much easier to listen to than that White hating- Black muslim-treasonist-country wrecking-pixie faggot-lying sack of excrement-FELON-arrogant- evil- narcissistic dictator dreaming- organized crime leader -bastard son of a communist whore, Barack ‘Insane’ Obama.
President Obama attacks success" is so true....and so anti-American.
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