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Despite -- attack went there and his wife Jen.
And their children Alley and -- and Tomas great to have my family here to be back.
In at her home -- Massachusetts it's wonderful to be able to.
Be able to go home tonight for the first time in two months.
What they and -- right what -- what a great night there are three states about tonight under our belt and counting we're gonna get more before this night is over.
We're we're so excited to be -- debate stage tonight celebrating with family -- with friends who work just tirelessly.
On this campaign and of course it's it's such an honor to have the citizens that I served as governor.
As part of our costs -- your support really means everything to enemy.
And I'm not gonna let you down I'm gonna get this nomination.
Tonight -- we're doing some counting or counting up the delegates for the convention looks good and we're counting down the days until November and that looks even better.
Where we're gonna take your vote a huge vote tonight in Massachusetts and take that victory all the way to the White House.
Now it's now.
It's been -- long.
It's been a long road.
Getting to Super Tuesday -- -- to be honest and and my opponents have worked very hard.
I wanna congratulate Newt Gingrich had a good night in Georgia and Rick Santorum on his good night and and Ron Paul for his steadfast commitment to our constitution.
And his strong support almost everywhere you go he's got good followers thanks you guys -- crisis.
We officially started our campaign about nine months ago not very far from here at a farmhouse in New Hampshire it was a beautiful spring day full of hope and promise.
A day that made us all recognize.
Once again how lucky we are to be Americans.
-- we launch that day was an effort not just to win more votes or more delegates delegates it was the start of an effort to restore the promise of America.
A promise that we now has.
We -- out -- clarion call across the country.
-- -- factory floors.
Two door to door heart to heart.
Face to face across the country -- met -- moms and dads and teachers and students and factory workers and business owners I've listened and I've learned.
I hope on the better candidate by the way for having done all that and I.
I've got -- Forever be grateful to you for the help that you've given me and and grateful also to all those people who helped me through this process and and top -- on the way.
I've met some extraordinary folks I met someone named -- burned.
Who do for B exemplifies the innovative spirit that rebuild the country.
Norm didn't go to college didn't get -- engineering degree.
But he does have 100 patents in his name.
And it turned -- a small shop in his basement into a very successful company that employs a lot of people.
It's that it's ought to -- like like norm burn.
We're going to get America's economy back on track -- we get the government out of the way.
And I've met parents like like David McArthur maybe you saw him on the Huckabee show.
Who's the children in his case have.
Have served their country in -- David's son was seriously injured in Afghanistan as he described he he only return for the front lines.
The face a new fight to get the medical care he needed and he surely has has earned.
And as I told David I believe that to those who put everything on the line for us we owe everything to them that they need.
America's veterans and they deserve a lot better the long lines and reduce benefits and as president I'm gonna make sure they get the care they deserve.
Yeah and I.
So on running for for office -- had the chance of meeting people like Norman David and there.
Their stories -- course inspiring but I've also met some people who are were hurting.
Under this stagnant Obama economy.
And their stories are heartbreaking.
Some people lost their jobs.
Others are working two jobs just to make ends meet.
Some used to be middle income and now they're struggling again right back where they started.
As you know the prices for gasoline and food and clothing and health care keep going up but their paychecks.
Stayed the same if they're lucky.
President Obama keeps telling these Americans that the recovery is here.
But for them the recession is not over that's for sure.
And -- from generation to generation in this country.
Americans have always known that the future it would be brighter and better we've always believe that it tomorrow full apostles -- possibility.
And prosperity and security.
That that deep confidence.
In a better tomorrow.
Is the basic promise of America.
But today that promise is being threatened by a faltering economy.
And a failed presidency.
To the millions of Americans who look around it can only see jobs they can't get.
And bills that they but they can't pay I have a message.
You have not failed.
You have a president that's failed you and that's -- -- -- -- When he was campaigning present Obama as said he create jobs.
But for 36 straight months unemployment has been above 8%.
And he's also said he cut the deficit in half and he's doubled the Amish you know that the dads today are too high the opportunities are too few.
And we've seen enough for this president over the last three years to know that we don't need another five of this president that's.
Look at seven.
This president has run out of ideas.
He's run out of excuses and -- 2012 we're gonna get him out of the out out of.
Out President Obama -- ladies unchecked by the -- decision.
It is is -- responsive to the will of our people operates by command.
Is that -- by consensus.
In a second term.
He'd be on restrained by the demands of reelection and -- -- one thing we cannot afford it's for years of Barack Obama with no one answer to.
So -- days.
-- you hear the president and his team they keep telling us that things are getting better but 24 million Americans are still struggling for work.
There are hot having each other and the west wing.
But my friends -- through -- 8% unemployment is not the best America can do it it's just the best that this administration to do.
When I'm president this America and American economy will not be lagging behind this American economy will be leading the world as it has and as it should and as it will do in the future.
President's administration on the unemployment numbers just another and -- biggest statistic.
Standing in the way of a second term.
But those numbers are more than data out of spreadsheet.
They're worried families and anxious faces and the not -- of the -- them.
You are not forgotten.
We will not leave you behind.
Our campaign is on the move and real change is finally on the way.
This is times.
These times may be tough.
But -- -- -- citizens still believe in the promise of America.
And they deserve a president who believes in them.
That's why our campaign.
Is about more than just replacing a president it's about restoring America's promise and we will -- it.
-- won't settle for this president's new normal.
I'm offering a real choice and a new beginning.
Have a plan that will deliver more jobs less -- and smaller government.
President Obama raise the national -- I won't cut cap and balance the budget finally.
He passed Obama care and I will repeal obamacare.
He lost our triple -- credit rating I will restore our triple -- credit rating.
Amazingly he rejected the Keystone Pipeline I want to prevent.
It obvious he is -- domestic energy production.
I'm -- open up our lands for development so we can finally get the energy we need at a price we can afford.
When it comes to the economy.
When it comes to this academy of my highest priority will be worrying about your job.
Now worrying about saving my job.
-- And by the way I've got a pro growth.
Tax plan jobs plan does get a jumpstart the economy.
President Obama wants to raise your taxes.
I'm gonna cut them -- that's -- that across the board 20% rate cut for every American.
And by the way out also got a repeal the alternative minimum tax and I will finally abolished the death -- The president has proposed raising taxes for job creators I will cut taxes for job creators.
The president wants to raise taxes on savings and investment I will help middle class families save and invest tax free.
You know it's it's interesting after three years this president does not have a single serious proposal for saving Medicare.
Our Social Security.
-- a plan that saves both of them.
And I had the courage to put that plan on the table and will win what the -- As president I would get our economy back on track.
And get our citizens.
Back to work.
And -- like -- Obama.
I actually had the experience to deliver on that problem.
As you know I spent 25 years in business.
I've been this sort of an Olympics and the leader of this great state that we're all -- -- -- a cut taxes nineteen times here.
I turned to budget shortfall.
And to a surplus.
I know -- government kills jobs and yes.
I know how it can help create jobs.
I stand ready to lead our party.
And I stand ready to lead our nation to prosperity.
-- Bob I've said this before.
And I've said it again I'm gonna say it again.
This campaign is is not just about a name on the ballot.
It's about saving the soul of America.
And it's driven by an unshakable optimism the lies within the heart of every American -- we know that our futures brighter better than these troubled times.
We've been knocked down.
We've been tested late but we don't accept that and America.
Like this nation has limits.
We know America's a land of opportunity.
We saw get up every morning and thank god that we're Americans -- now.
We also know that -- hard work.
Am a strong leadership.
With a president that'll tell the truth.
With support what the president the live with integrity that our greatest days as a nation are ahead of us thanks the American people -- tonight.
We've taken one more step towards restoring the promise -- tomorrow.
Tomorrow we wake up and we start again and the next day over the same.
And so we'll go day by day step by step door by door heart to heart.
The be good days.
Of a bad days always long hours never enough time to get everything done.
But on November 6.
We're gonna stand united.
Not only having one election but having saved -- future.
Kind of believe in ourselves.
It's -- to believe -- ourselves it's time to believe that America.
I'm asking you to join our cause we need your energy and your conviction.
And your commitment.
I'm asking for you to pledge your support Mitt Romney dot com get online -- did your voice -- -- -- in this campaign.
And I'm asking you to join in the fight for our freedom and ensure that tomorrow.
We'll be better than today.
Let's go forward together and restore the promise of America together.
Let's fight for the America we love thank you and god bless this great --
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