Transcript for Mike Huckabee's RNC Speech: 'We Can Do Better'
Go to the floor right now work. Former governor Mike Huckabee is because. Let's say we sure can't do better than Huckabee and that's when they ruled unanimously nominate Mitt Romney. To be the next president of the United States of America it. -- -- -- -- Has been a wonderful and hospitable city. And I'm grateful for all that they don't force. But the only hitch in an otherwise perfect week. Was the awful noise coming from the hotel room next door -- mine. Turns out it was just Debbie Wasserman Schultz practicing her speech. For the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week. Four years ago. Mitt Romney and I. -- opponents. We still are. But we're not opposing each other. No we are mutual opponents. Of the miserably failed experiments that have put this country in a downward spiral. The United States of America. Was originally an experiment. But it was an experiment in recognizing god given individual liberty. And creating a government in which no one is -- did better than another. -- in which all of us are people. Not equal -- abilities. But equally an intrinsic worth. And value. It is the essence. Not just the -- we are. But what we are. Now let me just say to those who question how once rivals can be now united. It's quite simple. We have Barack Obama. To thank. It was Barack Obama who said and you didn't build it. Translation. It doesn't belong to you. Well no small differences among us and our party. Approximate the vast differences between the liberty limiting radical left wing anti business reckless spending tax hiking party. A Barack Obama Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Purses and energize America who knows we can do better. A. First. Forty years. We've given a chance to a man with very limited experience in governing. No experience in business whatsoever. And since taking office. Mostly in interest sitting campaigning blaming and -- -- at excuses. At his predecessor. The Republicans. And people in business. Or is Republicans like -- called him. Employers. We've stagnated into an economy. That is taken all that hope right down the slope. And has left millions without jobs. Forced out of their homes -- for closure. Herded into dependency upon a government that promises as candy. But gives -- cavities. Barack Obama seems intent. On enrolling more people on food stamps. Mitt Romney's focus is going to be on generating more jobs that will make food stamps. Unnecessary for the we can do. That are. At -- turned around companies that -- on the skids. He turned around a scandal ridden Olympics there was deep in the red into a high point of profit and patriotic pride. And he turned around a very liberal state. When he erase the deficit. And replace it with a surplus. You remember when Barack Obama said -- -- he couldn't turn things around in three years. It be a one term proposition. Well it's been almost four years. I say let's make him a proposition. He can't refuse. Let's vote him. Out. -- A good job of president is admittedly tougher than running a company an Olympic contest -- commonwealth. But when one sees one even Bill Clinton noted was a sterling record of problem solving. That is marked the life of Mitt Romney. We are confident that we will do better. That Romney has been loyal. To his lovely wife who knocked it out of the Clark last night in. To his country. -- -- employees and to his church. Why I'm sure now that the press is -- tell -- he isn't perfect. -- my friends for the past four years we've tried the one that the -- thought was perfect. And that hasn't worked out all that well -- Can do better. Our founding fathers. Left taxation. And tyranny. Seeking religious liberty. And a society of meritocracy rather than aristocracy. What they created was a bold experiment in government believing that god gave us on -- animal rights. And -- the role of government is simply to make sure that those rights are protected. -- also. Word today that the government would grow beyond their intention. That even after crafting our magnificent constitution. They said. We can do even better. They added amendments. We call them the bill of rights. Those bill of rights limit. What the government can do and they guarantee what we the people have the army in heated right to do. Where that is -- assemble and worship. -- Publish. Or even refuse intrusions into our homes. Many of those founders. Died -- pass on that heritage. They had lived under the boot of big government. And what they said. Was we. Can do better. As a kid. Growing up in a household. My dad never finished high school. I -- -- family which no mail upstream for me had never finished high school much less gone to college. But I was -- That even though there was nothing I could do about what was behind me. I could change everything about what was in front of me. My working -- -- parents told me. I could do better.
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