Mitt Romney took the stage last night in Tampa to officially accept his nomination as the Republican candidate for president. In his acceptance speech, he focused on the failure of President Obama to resolve the country’s economic problems, saying “You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.”
The former governor of Massachusetts also spoke of his own life–his career, his mother, his wife and sons–in an attempt, perhaps, to better connect to a public that has by and large found him out of touch with common folks.
Pundits called the speech effective and powerful, if not historic. Romney reportedly wrote most of it himself.
The acceptance speech capped the end of the four day convention, whose highlights included speeches by V.P.nominee Paul Ryan and New Jersey’s own Chris Christie, hurricane warnings, and a few controversial moments.
Gov. Christie was criticized for devoting much of his keynote speech to himself, with no mention of Mitt Romney until the end. On Wednesday, reported Buzzfeed, Christie referred to those critics of his speech as “idiots,” a word commonly employed by our governor.
In other New Jersey/RNC news, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus revealed that he grew up in Netcong,
a small town in the Vietnamese countryside near the Cambodian border a town in Morris County. Preibus, who has also said he grew up in Wisconsin, moved from the Garden State when he was seven, reported nj.com.
“I have a real affinity for New Jersey,” he said.
Did you catch Romney’s speech? What did you think?