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It's no -- -- That I'm a sports fan in fact I get asked all the time if I've ever played basketball with President Obama.
The answer is no.
I'm still waiting for that invitation.
The next question is do you think you could take him one on one.
I say I really don't know I've never seen him play.
But I can tell you this.
President Obama would be easy to -- fan.
Because you know.
He's always going to go to his left.
Like many Americans.
I've been blessed by the hard work and sacrifice.
Of those who come before.
You see was back in 1906.
-- to Norwegian brother's name Nikolay and Matthew yells -- -- to this country in search of the American dream.
When they reach the shores of America.
The only English words they knew.
Where the words apple pie and coffee.
Which evidently they had plenty of on the trip over.
The immigration officials and Ellis Island determined that there are named yells -- Which was spelled GJPLSBIK.
Was too difficult to spell and renounce.
So they asked him to change it.
The two Brothers picked the name of the farm where they worked in Norway.
Which was called the soon far.
-- -- -- yells Vick became Nixon.
With their new country.
With their new country and their new name the two Brothers began their new life by working on the railroad.
They learned English and saved enough money to start a small hardware store.
And yes Mr.
President they did build it.
And my grandfather raised three sons.
The middle son my father joined the navy in World War II broke out.
He became a naval aviator.
Flying combat missions off the aircraft carrier intrepid in the Pacific theater.
On one mission he shot down four enemy aircraft.
For which she received the distinguished flying cross.
After the war.
My dad quietly returned to South Dakota.
To his hardware store and his -- You know mini versions of that story are told all across this country.
The but the dream is the same.
I hate to say it.
But that dream is in serious jeopardy.
We have a sluggish economy burdened by Obama administration policies that are weighing down our job creators.
Middle class Americans in cities in on our farms are bearing the brunt.
The big government bureaucrats of the Obama administration.
Have set their sights on our way of life.
Of preserving family.
Farms and ranches president Obama's policies are effectively regulating them out of business.
Even proposed banning -- kids from doing basic chores.
Since President Obama took office we've had 42.
Consecutive months of unemployment above 8%.
The longest streak on record.
Of -- -- health insurance premiums has risen by nearly 90%.
College tuition is increased by 25%.
And fuel costs have doubled.
The number of people on food stamps is increased by 45%.
And the debt that we are piling on the backs of our children and grandchildren has gone up by 50%.
Yet for all of president Obama's talk about the middle class middle class incomes are down.
We won't be in this situation.
With Mitt Romney in the White House.
He understands what it speaks for businesses large and small took role and to create jobs.
This knowledge doesn't come from a textbook.
Although he's read plenty of those.
It comes from decades.
Of rolling up his sleeves.
And getting the job done.
It comes from recognizing.
The strengths and contributions of every individual.
His experience tells him that the most valuable insight can be gained not by lecturing.
But by listening.
And when he does use his presidential bully pulpit.
It will be to champion the cause of small business and make it clear to all companies that is a safe to hire again.
On day one of Mitt Romney's presidency.
Of Washington we'll begin.
Will be the air against of a president whose first instinct is taken damn achievement.
Gone will be the attitude.
That government knows best and -- all.
What you'll see.
And here is a president who will do everything in his power to make sure the government as a catalyst for growth.
Not an obstacle to success.
And you'll have a president with a plan.
To strengthen the middle class.
My friends may have never.
Be -- of us.
There when confronted.
With the economic peril before us.
That we averted our eyes.
And did nothing.
Our children's future.
On our willingness to act and our decision to elect Mitt Romney.
President of the United States.
Thank you ladies and gentlemen may god continue to bless.
United States of America.
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