- Posted August 31, 2012 by
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Sights and sounds of the RNC
For Romney, the Race Begins in Earnest
Tonight, the race for the White House began in earnest for Mitt Romney. Tonight, the former Massachusetts governor accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to be its standard bearer in November to send packing the current occupant, President Barack Obama.
Next week, it will be time for the Democrats to give their blessing to a run for a 2nd term to Obama. But tonight, it was Romney's night to howl. And, howl he did.
Prior to Romney taking the stage surrounded by a cheering audience on its feet in anticipation, Florida Senator Marco Rubio made the introductory speech that would bring the nominee to the podium. Rubio recalled how his parents worked hard after immigrating from Cuba for a better life in the US of A.
Rubio noted how his parents never made it rich, but they did indeed live the American dream. That dream lives on and now has their son as a US Senator. Rubio had the crowd cheering as he laid the foundation for why now was the time to put the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the hands of Romney.
Romney made his way through the crowd and to the stage. No one expected a barnburner, but tonight Romney showed he is not the robotic, emotionless CEO. Romney tonight displayed in his eye, his face that he is a man that does have passion, that does have the caring side with the ability to take on the difficult road ahead.
Time and time again the crowd interrupted his remarks. Romney proved tonight that he has a vision, a goal for America that looks ahead and does not return to the past.
For Romney, tonight was the crowning point of his life. Tonight, Romney did in fact become the face of the GOP. Not a wild-eyed fanatic of the far right, but a steady voice with a steely eye ready to face whatever adversity should arise.
From the Cornfield, as I keep saying, barring an implosion on the campaign trail, tonight, more than ever I am ready for a change, a change for leadership in Washington.