Mark my words. That’ll be a campaign slogan introduced at the convention. Mitt Romney: The Man for this Moment. Or something like it, anyway.
As promised, here’s the full video of Ryan’s speech yesterday. Apologies for the shaky camera, which was my on-clearance $50 hand-held video cam, paid for with a generous donation from one of my P&L readers ahead of my 2010 women’s history tour. Thank you, you know who you are! Apologies also for my loud laugh.
Video of Ryan’s speech at the Oxford, OH campus of Miami University, in two parts.
Here’s Part 2:
Highlights for me:
“We will lead. We will earn your support. We will deserve victory. Because when we win, we will have the obligation, the mandate, and the moral authority to get this country back on the right track.”
“This is one election where this division presents such a clear contrast. Governor Romney and I will protect and strengthen Medicare for our current senior and for our future seniors of tomorrow. there’s more… We need growth, we need opportunity, we need upward mobility, we need jobs. And that is why we’re offering solutions. ”
“We’re not going to try and tear and tear down our opponents so you try to make one of the awful selections of the lesser of two evils, we’re going to offer you solutions. That’s what the Romney plan for a stronger middle class is all about!”
“We have got to stop spending money we don’t have!”
“Let me tell you a little about the man who will be the next President of the United States. His name is Mitt Romney. It’s really kind of amazing in my mind how the man and the moment have met. Because we need a person of conviction. A person of integrity. And the person with the kind of leadership we need to get this country back on track. ”
“This is no ordinary election. These are not ordinary times. America, and the meaning and promise of our nation, is at stake in this election.”