Romney Urges Voters to Help Him Rebuild the US Economy
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asked voters to help him rebuild the nation’s economy and generate millions of new jobs. He urged them to overcome their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him in restoring the US economy.
During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Romney said he will try to unify the divided country that believed Obama’s campaign promises but lost hope they will be fulfilled. He said that the country doesn’t need a special government commission but instead lots of jobs.
Romney’s acceptance speech was overshadowed by a bizarre performance made by Hollywood action star Clint Eastwood, who addressed an imaginary President Obama in an empty chair. He appeared before Romney made his speech. Eastwood’s speech puzzled viewers and broke the flow of the night that focused on the life of Romney and why he should lead the country.
Earlier in the night, the Republican National Convention featured speeches from Romney’s friends and relatives. They described him as a humane, compassionate man. It was part of the three day effort to humanize the candidate who is claimed to be formal and cold.
Romney’s acceptance speech launched a two month sprint to the November election. It was seen by tens of millions of viewers and gave a first look into the life of the multimillionaire. It was a defining moment for the Republican candidate who has struggled to win over conservatives.
He is also struggling to win over independent voters in a campaign against President Obama that was dominated by the high unemployment and slow economic growth. Romney promised that he can create 12 million jobs. He said that his experience as a business executive can help improve the economy.
Romney said that Americans wanted to believe in Obama but they suffered from his failures of leadership. He added that hope and change had a powerful appeal that helped Obama win in 2008. He said that something is wrong with the kind of job Obama has done as president when the best feeling a person had was the day one voted for him.