Mitt Romney marches toward GOP nomination
Pivotal victory speech for presumptive presidential nominee?
- Duration 11:02
- Date Apr 25, 2012
Pivotal victory speech for presumptive presidential nominee?
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Mitt Romney gave what I believe was a pivotal speech in -- -- -- campaign after essentially sealing the Republican nomination last night.
The governor went straight -- President Obama on what's going to be -- defining issue in November the economy.
Because he has failed.
He'll run a campaign of diversions.
That -- campaign may have worked at another place and in a different time.
But not here.
And that now.
It's still about the economy.
And we're not stupid.
I see bumper stickers that you love a one liner -- a good one liners I think of the speech last night I thought it was could wait.
Despite not seeing it a -- I thought.
No I was out drinking.
But I heard it was great and then I saw some of the clips here and -- here's -- -- I I really believe that he's got to start focusing on the I'm restoring.
The glory of America and I actually wrote some -- a cocktail napkin some things that I would use if I was running for president my first one would be this.
Greece should be a musical not our future yeah.
No more no more vowing I think that can go and a shirt.
Exceptional -- accepted here to like that I love and it and that this is my favorite because it speaks to the real message of exceptional isn't.
-- America remember but I have to say that Romney has to make something clear he's not running against one opponent he's running against several.
It's like you would -- man would have to fight the Joker and there'd be all these henchman with with doctoral Max didn't.
And they take -- number one that's the media it's Obama's gonna come out he's gonna have all the -- enhancement in there in their turtle necks and and Enron he's gonna happen quite like it.
This multi ton act I'm I'm looking forward today while I've invited you -- I think that -- and some strength last night and that Eric he says basically Romney is saying.
When President Obama -- will not talk about his record -- the economy.
-- -- And what did you make of it does a fantastic speech that was the most important thing he.
Romney's bring -- back to become -- because that's where he'll win he won't win on the like ability and and and President Obama in a bland.
Talk shows he'll win if you stand economy later in that speech he talked about fairness now.
Did you remember when listen does that look like is gonna be -- the White House Obama at campaign started talking about the dog member of the twenty -- -- -- story.
And the Romney campaign came back to well you know President Obama ate dog also he -- -- -- -- -- This fairness part of that speech last night sounds like Romney saying.
Let's bring this back let's talk about fairness because we win the right or Romney we win on fairness -- What's fair about 47% of the American households not paying tax.
-- I've got a clip -- that want to run and then get some reaction from it because.
I've what I liked about the speech last night was -- that was dignified gracious and the tone was good that he -- mock President Obama and not being mean.
Hears -- and listen to him on fairness last night.
We will stop the unfairness.
Of urban children being denied access to the good schools of their choice.
We will stop the unfairness.
Of politicians giving taxpayer money to their friends businesses.
We'll stop the unfairness of government workers getting better pay and benefits in the very taxpayers they serve.
And we will stop the unfairness of one generation passing larger and larger debts on to the next.
-- That's about you like any guy I loved every part of that it'd be.
Brings the message home also the unfairness about Obama bottlers getting Green energy loans in that last -- he he talked about signal that's will work.
If you're work for the -- if -- federal employee you make 36%.
Then the same exact job in the private sector of the hits on that but if Ronnie stays on that he wins what did you think -- -- and and effective speech.
You know I think he's working on sort of sharpening the message it's very difficult for him.
Right now he's got that absolutely hone the message so that he's conveying to the American people.
The message the key message that there's a problem here that he is thinks that the president.
Is not up to the game that he is not sufficiently -- especially dealing with the economy I don't think that the message is.
Right right now -- people say oh it's gonna be a referendum.
On the president I think in fact.
If it's you look at what the president's done in terms of ending the war in Iraq Afghanistan.
If you think about the president.
You know reviving the auto industry if you think about the president.
Saying something to Wall Street and try to -- in some of those raiders and.
I think that's pretty thin -- that the I don't.
I don't try to run until it is and I talk about that but I thought I think one thing I really do admire and like I think we -- -- say you know he just one big time.
Yesterday hats off to Mitt Romney -- is the nominee that's the big news.
At the second thing to say it's about Mitt Romney.
You know on the school choice issue I just couldn't touch my heart more that he -- years he's -- cast that in terms.
Minority kids urban kids.
But you know what I think there -- a lot of white kids that -- who could use better schools like that urban children being denied access to all the good schools of their choice act -- -- listened to an attack on us into our own Brit Hume.
And I get your reaction time that Brit -- talking about -- This is election is going to be more about Obama that is going to be about Romney.
His Obama's record is on trial here there's no question about it my judgment and people are gonna ask themselves what was he elected to do.
I don't know that he knows -- to this day.
He was elected to fix the economy that was an issue and make the difference -- and starting in September of 2008 when he was down in the polls Obama.
Here's what the fix the economy the economy remains on fixed.
Kimberly a -- -- -- are having this debate of whether it's a choice election or referendum election I actually think you are going to make a different choice because it is a referendum on the record I don't see why can't be -- do you think that's what and it was saying I think that can be about the when he's focused on something -- very important which is the economy and jobs in the American families out -- everybody can relate to to what's going on the economy doesn't matter.
Whether you're wealthy upper class middle class for the poor people it's it's touched everyone.
What I liked about it last night was that he was very positive that he focus and highlighted on the economy.
A better America starts tonight and I think people are gonna be surprises on the moment time.
Some of the energy and the positive -- -- -- his message last -- feel that speech was directed strongly at independents disaffected conservatives.
And as well a moderate -- He's going to be campaigning from here on out -- I guess forgot -- to get over that.
Adding that the White House that is crossing a line but in some of the -- that language -- is lately in and it.
Official speeches talking about the Flat Earth Society social darwinism the Republicans reign of terror how I'm.
As Republicans want to.
Basically keep down autistic and Down syndrome children the fake war on women that I think that the difference between what.
Obama as -- out on the trail and what Romney said last night could not have been more start.
You know why it thinks exactly remember 2008 President Obama out.
Spent outraged and outspent John McCain by 32167.
Fifty million to 250 a billion dollar campaign a billion dollar.
This year seems different everyone thought Obama is gonna raise a billion dollars -- doesn't look like it's going to be that way I -- -- -- every single day saying hey you can have dinner with me.
President -- and George Clooney if you just donate so keep starting at a but the are you trying to raise money I think that surprises that Mitt Romney may actually outrageous.
Not -- Obama and never happen but I tell you what will happen.
The super pacs are gonna love outrage -- the Obama's Iraq and -- money isn't already know why wouldn't that count our senate does happen if you're.
You asked if Romney's campaign is gonna raise Obama while I don't have a super -- got it up.
Eight that content supported a candidate -- -- -- what would you know what's interesting to me and sit here with you guys are at a curious state warriors -- I am amazed.
Although he swept the -- last night you still see thirty in some cases 40% of conservatives not voting for Mitt Romney -- me.
Yeah that's I guess Rick Santorum that speech last may change and I open.
I told our Larry I didn't want he can get on conservative points and also that speech will be a fund raiser about it not admit that I have -- -- pivotal moment as a very -- -- because.
Even now some people quibble with this -- talked about this earlier.
This moment in the speech was about my ignorance reaction after this was about accepts doesn't.
And not apologizing for America I don't want to do it.
We will stop the days of apologizing for -- -- at home and never again.
Apologize for him.
This -- We believe in America.
We believe in ourselves.
And our greatest days are ahead.
We are after all Americans.
I think -- that the enthusiasm of voters who are against President Obama that there aversion to him is actually.
Stronger than anything that they might have been concerned about regarding Romney's conservatism and they'll come out about November and that -- one and that one of the reasons is we want America to being America we remember.
-- that's the idea of.
Getting back to work I mean we used to be a shining city on the hill.
In our Condo rented out by a wealthy Chinese couple and that's what America's become there's so many things we object to any more we can't grow an economy can't -- -- your own home you can't pay for decent education we can't go to the moon.
Are we can't educate our kids.
And we can't say -- great anymore which is what our way it was about -- exceptional.
Given me a headache the American my header Rex -- I.
I got out of eyes you guys are supposed to pump America and talk about -- a great -- that's let's talk I don't know what you're doing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We're not saying that's great that's what -- got he's gotta say we -- return and restore.
Glory America is still be -- -- live in the world people still -- -- come here people wanna do business that here and you should look at what have guidelines let me just say yeah about a only political argument this business that somehow President Obama goes around apologizing for Merrill but.
Well lit up back.
Everybody -- it's bogus Hurst.
Speech as president apologized.
For the American exceptional as an and the way we do -- yeah.
Apologize for all I don't let me ask but I wanna say that the one of the best lines of the speech last night was when -- -- and -- would be the kind of president that would celebrate your achievements you're not attack you for them.
There's just bits yeah we're more like that Dana.
I know I'm.
-- -- -- -- a break that gets.
President Obama appeared on yet another comedy show last night Greg's gonna talk about -- the American people be looking for an accomplice -- president when they -- to the voting Booth next fall.
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