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Poll: What Did You Think of Mitt Romney's Acceptance Speech?

The Republican presidential nominee criticized President Obama and laid out his plan to create jobs in his acceptance speech Thursday night.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night at the party's convention in Tampa, FL.

In his speech, Romney criticized President Barack Obama for not leading the country in the right direction the past four years.

He also laid out his five-point plan to create 12 million jobs in the United States.

The transcript of Romney's prepared speech for delivery at the Republican National Convention is posted on NPR. 

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alyce kissel August 31, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I am not a republian, but Mitt has my vote. we need him worse then anyone knows. God bless him and his family also Paul Ryan and his beautiful family
Watts August 31, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Romney's speech is barely a blip on the radar today, given the Eastwood fiasco. I have always been a big Clint fan and that is acknowledging that his politics are not in line with my own, but I have no idea what he was thinking with that speech (or failed comedy routine) that he tried to give last night. It was painful to watch a hero stand up there fumbling like that.
Berryson August 31, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Eastwood? Like all political comedy routines, if the essence is true, then it does the job. Off beat, yes... but I enjoyed it.
hf2hvit August 31, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I enjpyed it like a bout of uncontrollable food poisoning
Alvin Carter August 31, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I believe the canned speech was very aggressive lacked detail and as plastic as Mitt Romney and his fake wife appearance.
John B. Greet August 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Gov. Romney is not the orator that Pres. Obama can be or that Pres. Reagan was, but I very much liked the content of the message, even if I wasn't particularly moved (in an emotional sense) by the presentation. Given that Pres. Obama, by contrast, is quite good at stirring emotion but has very little in the way of constructive content behind what he says, I think Gov. Romney's speech was much more effective in a practical sense. Given a choice, from my Presidents, between vacuous emotion and fairly dry, but significant content, I think I will always prefer the latter.
derek madrigal August 31, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I thought the same... it was fun and someone in Hollywood needs to relay the REALITY of Obama and his Admin...
hf2hvit August 31, 2012 at 11:36 PM
COnstructive comment? What has Romney offered? Everything is he'll tell us "after he's elected"
Ingrid September 01, 2012 at 12:34 AM
No specifics from Romney at all, which will give the Democrats plenty opportunity to tear into Romney/Ryan's policies and define them for him/them. I think it was a lost opportunity now that voters do pay attention. And I found it odd that as a candidate for the Commander-in-chief position he didn't mention our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan at all. Nothing! So, overall - I think he was able to score on likability and his bio, but I am not sure why he gave the opportunity away to define himself as an electable choice to the incumbent president.
Robert L. Arcinage September 01, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I thought that "Clint" was great, funny, and put on a great comedy routine with an idiot as a straight man, Maybe NOW we can grt rid of the cancer in D. C., meaning the Democratic party and its associates. Lets all get behind Romney and Ryan to save our great nation RLA12
Myles Berkowitz September 01, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I'm an independent. I vote the person, not the party...although I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I think Mitt Romney's speech was pathetic. If the reason for his running it to create jobs, he spent all of 1 quick paragraph telling us his 5 step plan. That's ridiculous. And even though I don't agree with Eastwood on some things, I did think he was hilarious...if a bit inappropriate for the "Mr. President I don't think I can do that to myself..." line. Funny in a bar, not at a convention.
Reggie September 01, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Romney's speech was vanilla bland. He and Ryan will continue to offer no specifics, as they have no specifics to offer (evidenced by Ryan running as fast as he can away from the details in his Ryan Plan). The best thing the Republicans can say is "if you vote us into office, we won't have an obstructionist Republican house any more that prevents anything from getting done." Anyone claiming that Romney is a man of principal needs to double up their meds. He's dishonest in his financial dealings (got a little something to hide there Mitt on your tax returns?), a serial flip-flopper (for socialized healthcare, now against.... for the right to choose, now against..), and a predatory business man (Bain is what it is, but don't try to claim you were a spirited job creator). There's a reason oil magnates and billionaires are donating aggressively to his campaign - and it's not because they're looking out for your or my interests.
Dee Ella Dorey September 01, 2012 at 06:31 PM
I left the Republican Party after watching a Republican Congress and president spend like drunken sailors. The hemorrhaging of our national debt worsened considerably with Democratic control of the House of Representatives in 2007. As of today our national debt per citizen is $50,899 and our national debt per taxpayers $140,000. German debt per person is the equivalent of $32,805.36 per citizen and their unemployment rate is 6.8% Canada's national debt is 17,002 and $70.86 per person and their unemployment rate is 7.3% And GDP growth rate is 2.1%. As long as our national debt exceeds the growth in our GDP, our economy will continue to tank. This is why am going to vote for Romney.
Janet B September 01, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Mitt & Paul's families are not going to have the least effect on solving the USA problems. You are looking at the wrong thing and will vote out your ear. Wasting a vote on Romney is wasting a vote on America. It took bush/cheney 8 years to create the disaster that Obama is having to deal with. Anyone who expects Obama to fix it over night has a serious problem in evaluating the situation. Obama hasn't even had 4 years time, his accomplishments are IN SPITE of the obstruction of the GOPhers. But, he has made accomplishments. Are you ready to step back in the black hole of the bush/cheney days? They are standing on the sidelines just salivating jumping back in the ring. Wake up~!
Ace T September 02, 2012 at 12:56 AM
All this is irrelevant for Los Angeles when we keep voting dummies to the city council, governors office just because they are a democrat. The dems think they own LA and California and will keep taxing the middle class till there is none left, wasting our money and making education a privilege of the rich and not a right. No President can't fix CA, we need need to do that.
Carole Weideman September 02, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Mitt was great. We need him to put our country bac k on the right track. We need to let the Obamanation go, he is killing our country.
Marie Cunningham September 03, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Please keep it civil everyone. Comments with name calling will be deleted. Best, Marie
Watts September 03, 2012 at 06:32 AM
If you want an idea how disinterested anybody is in Romney, just compare this article (with just 17 comments so far) against this article asking the exact same question about Paul Ryan's speech, which currently has 350 comments: http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/poll-what-did-you-think-of-paul-ryan-s-speech#comments Same thing with how Eastwood so easily became the news of the day for all networks, surpassing any interest in what Romney had to say. It doesn't matter how much people try to stoke this fire, Romney is about as ignitable as a wet log pulled from a lake side. And while I wasn't thinking it as I wrote it, that is a very appropriate analogy for Romney, as he was only pulled into this under the same level of desperation that somebody may try to pull a wet log to try to start a fire.
John B. Greet September 04, 2012 at 03:27 PM
"Everything is he'll tell us "after he's elected" Perhaps you and I have been listening to different presentations. Gov. Romney's platform and proposals are clear and can be found here: http://www.mittromney.com/issues I see a good deal of contructive content here organized into 23 specific bullets, but none of it matters or can happen if Romney's not elected. Here's one good example: Gun Rights: "Mitt will enforce the laws already on the books and punish, to the fullest extent of the law, criminals who misuse firearms to commit crimes. But he does not support adding more laws and regulations that do nothing more than burden law-abiding citizens while being ignored by criminals. Mitt will also provide law enforcement with the proper and effective resources they need to deter, apprehend, and punish criminals." Absolutely spot on and precisely what we need at the federal level....better enforcement of existing laws, not additional laws that only improperly intrude upon the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens.
Watts September 04, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Republican ticket receives no bump (actually looses traction) after GOP convention: http://www.gallup.com/poll/157262/romney-gets-no-bounce-last-week-gop-convention.aspx Joins John Kerry and George McGovern as only recent candidates to not get any bump from their own convention.
Honey West September 05, 2012 at 12:03 PM
All you have to do is see the movie 2016 Obama's America, that should be enough to sober even the most flaming liberal up. This is going on now just wait till 2016. As of today our national debt per citizen is $50,899 and our national debt per taxpayers $140,000. German debt per person is the equivalent of $32,805.36 per citizen and their unemployment rate is 6.8% Canada's national debt is 17,002 and $70.86 per person and their unemployment rate is 7.3% And GDP growth rate is 2.1%. As long as our national debt exceeds the growth in our GDP, our economy will continue to tank. This is all thanks to Obama.

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