Mitt Romney's Shining Moment at RNC

The man who wants to beat President Obama gives the biggest speech of his political life.
3:00 | 08/30/12

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Transcript for Mitt Romney's Shining Moment at RNC
And this was Mitt Romney's big night it was the night. Of his political life no doubt about it because just a short while ago. It took center stage just behind me -- -- gave this speech the speech that everyone had been waiting for not just this convention but voters across the country tried to make the case. Why voters should fire Barack Obama and put him Mitt Romney in the White House the balloons have fallen. The music is stop the crowd is slowly dispersing. But what was said right up there will go a long way to defining Mitt Romney for voters and defining this campaign for the white pants. It was the moment Mitt Romney had been working. For -- news. I accept your nomination for president -- All the miles traveled all that money spent all the campaigns and primaries filled with elusive hopes scarred by bitter losses. And here he was at my. -- -- -- -- Deeply moved by the trust you place -- me. The delegates -- harsh today and the country was waiting for some kind of answer them -- this man so familiar and yet still opaque. These men who would be our president. -- -- -- -- Americans have a choice the decision. To make that choice you to know more about me and where I'd lead our country. And to help to get to know Romney more intimately convention organizers rebuilt the stage today moving the podium down. Literally bringing Romney closer to the people. Every moment tonight was meant to be special especially this school. Clint Eastwood 82 years old -- a bit. Just but brought the crowd to its feet nevertheless with -- call for change. Somebody does not do the job which got a little -- all started you finish. Go ahead. Yeah. A. That's the most popular theme here Obama's got to go -- Romney went after it too and after disillusioned Obama's voter ago. Hope -- change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I'd ask a simple question. If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama. Shouldn't you feel that way now that he's present Obama. But this was also at times a personal even emotional speech especially if you. You look back at the days he had his wife and -- raising their five sons days gone blind. But if you ask and and I what we want to -- to break up just one more fight between the boys. -- wake up in the morning. And discover a pile of kids asleep in -- room. It is a matter of trust electing a president -- eating. Fellow Republicans. And that has been a theme here this week you can trust Mitt Romney the good son who adored his successful father. The faithful husband who stood by his high school sweetheart for 43 years of marriage through thick and thin. The doting dad of five and -- -- granddad of eighteen. You can trust net. And Romney who lives with MS and survived breast cancer with her husband support testified as only -- -- -- Houston. He loves. America. He will take his to a better place just as he took me home safely from that dance. Give him that chance. And last night Paul Ryan spoke of -- as a man of faith. A minority faith he's given so much of his life to as a bishop. And major donor to the Mormon Church. The man will accept your nomination tomorrow is -- And faithful and honorable. He's a fine man. Worthy of leading this optimistic in good hearted country. But Mitt Romney's long public career the way he's veered around -- so many of these issues of the day has. -- raised questions about him even here on the convention floor if we heard the other day. What do you think Mitt Romney's biggest challenges here at this convention. I think it's -- A matter of trust NC January and what he's saying can we trust you -- -- -- On health -- they don't know what I like mandates of the man the magnitude we're -- on abortion and I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. On Ronald Reagan's conservative legacy I'm not trying to return to Reagan bush on these and other issues Romney has modified his positions and rhetoric in ways. That have left many voters confused. Even suspicions. -- this is political journey. -- the voters is that. What do you think of that. Most don't know too much about it I think that's number one I think what voters want to know how does that experience he's had up to date. How does -- inform the policies he's going to propose as president. The United States. Romney's biggest tasks was to square the circle of his own political life tonight he said his life experience means he can fix the problems the country faces. Promising energy independence cutting the deficit and no new taxes for the middle class in the end. What he promised was hard work. And her. If I'm elected president of these United States I will work with all my energy and -- to restore that America to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny that future is out there it is waiting for us our children deserve it our nation depends -- -- that -- free.

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