Ann Romney says her husband Mitt will lift up America

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:31 p.m.

    Obama wants people jealous of those who are successful, than turn to government for some kind of entitlement.

    Romney wants opportunity, responsibility, hard word, and jobs.

    It's just that simple.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    @alt134 - yeah, you're probably right.

    Mitt focused on education, and was very successful.
    Mitt focused on business, and was very successful.
    Mitt focused on personal wealth, and was very successful.
    Mitt focused on the success of other companies through Bain, and was very successful according to investment industry standards.
    Mitt focused on the Olympics, and was very successful.
    Mitt focused on solving Massachusetts' debt, and was very successful.
    Mitt focused on serving his fellowman, and has been very successful.

    But, when he applies himself to the Presidency, he's going to ruin us. I guess he just has no track record.

    @skeptic - I guess Mitt and Ann are just lying about eating off an ironing board in a basement apartment while in college. Just because he had a family financial support structure if he failed does not mean he was unwilling to live a modest life to build his own success. What evidence do you have, except for your envious wishful thinking, that Daddy had to step in and save Mitt at any time? Mitt didn't need his daddy's money because Mitt had the intelligence and the work ethic to make himself successful without it.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    And frankly, Mitt has no serious deficit reduction plan. He wants to cut revenue, increase defense spending, and allegedly wants to preserve entitlement spending. And don't say he wants to get rid of Obamacare because there's no deficit help there, the CBO says repeal of Obamacare would increase the deficit since remember, getting rid of Obamacare cuts taxes and restores that 700 billion to Medicare.

    So what exactly is he cutting that would do even pay for the spending increases and revenue cuts he wants? Then after that what is he cutting that would even make a big tend in the over trillion dollar deficits? Help me out, what am I missing if taxes defense and entitlements are off the table? (Also numbers would be appreciated, since a lot of people make stupid claims like, and I'll use a liberal example, that the budget would be balanced with tax cuts on the rich would reduce the deficit an average of about 60-70 billion a year the next 10 years, or roughly 1/20th the deficit).

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 1:38 p.m.

    "Compare the uplifting, inspiring and beautiful expressions of love of country, personal freedom and opportunity for all that you heard tonight"

    There's plenty of that at the Democratic convention too. Just like there's plenty of war on religion, Obama's harming the nation, we're on the precipice type stuff at the Republican convention. Both conventions have a lot of both types of statements; to pretend otherwise is silly and shows a lack of actually paying attention to the conventions.

    "I can certainly live without the condescension that oozes from Michelle every time she opens her mouth."

    As opposed to Ann's assertion that they've given all that "you people" need to know?

    "Furthermore, why would anyone reject a candidate who knows how to succeed, just because he's rich?"

    People primarily reject him because of his policies. That's why I disagree with him. He actually was my favorite Republican during his days as Governor, but he's shown he's willing to change on all policy principles (except tax disclosure) and it's obvious he's nothing more than a rubberstamp for the Republican House.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 29, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    To DSB,

    One of the many good things about Mitt's father George is that George did try to teach self reliance, but let's get real; Mitt Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and there was always wealth and help available to him. To try and paint him as some one who pulled himself up by his boot straps is jus plain non-sense. Whatever, it is good that the Romney's enjoy a wonderful life. It would be wonderful if it were true for every one; but that is not the case and Mitt Romney is not the person to help the middle class better their situation. He will be great for the two percent super rich, but he will turn the rest of the nations population into a servant society for the rich.

  • Mister J SLC, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    re: Mountanman 10:10 p.m. Aug. 28, 2012

    There is some albeit minimal difference between the 2 major parties.

    However, you are myopic if not deliusional to think the GOP does not play the class warfare card. Just listen to Fixed Noise. Then, imagine the speech on the mountain towards the end of Shooter w/ Dick Cheney instead of Ned Beatty.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    To skeptic - I can relate to living in a basement apartment and eating off an ironing board. I can also relate to starting a business with some friends, and wondering if it would ever succeed. Mine didn't succeed like Romney's, but he's been there so maybe he can relate to people like me. Those who work with and know Romney personally say he can relate, empathize, and serve, and that he in fact leads by example. Those who don't know him make stuff up to make him look unsympathetic.

    Is the enlightened snobbery of the common man, those who think they're better than rich people because they can supposedly "relate" to commoners, better than constant efforts of a rich person like Romney to empathize and serve everyone? As a commoner, I'll take Romney any day over such envy-driven pomposity.

    Furthermore, why would anyone reject a candidate who knows how to succeed, just because he's rich? I suppose many of you would rather have a bankrupt nation run by a nice guy you think understands you than a rich guy who could have fixed our economy.

    BTW - Obama's rich too.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    To xert - you're right, Ann is no Michelle, and thank goodness for that. Apparently Ann has always been proud of her country. I can certainly live without the condescension that oozes from Michelle every time she opens her mouth. One commentator (not on Fox News and not a conservative) felt that was possibly the best speech ever given at a convention by a candidate's wife.

    And, you're bashing the pre-made signs, really? You think Democrats won't show up with pre-made signs? Your abject lack of objectivity is a joke quite obvious.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    How wonderful it would be if only all Americans could live the dream life of the Romney's. Their world of privilege and wealth is exceptional and different from what ninety nine percent of Americans will ever relate to; although they try to paint a picture that anyone can be exceptional and famous. It just is not true, not everyone can be one in a million, it just isn't true life. Most people live their life's in desperate desperation and the Romney's of this world just don't see are care about that. They relate and care about their own. Too bad we can't all be up there with them, but it just is not going to happen, so if there is a god let's hope for his mercy for the masses because the exceptional few are doing Ok.

    Aug. 29, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    @xert - you'd have to be even more blindly partisan than MSNBC analysts to make that comment. I'll be looking for attendees of the Democratic convention to enter with blank posterboard and markers, so they can create signs on the spot, only when a speech deserves it. What a ridiculous remark about pre-made signs.

    Ranchhand, Furry, and xert - why don't you all just be honest with us and admit that unless Ann Romney slammed her husband, there's no speech in the world she could have given to impress you.

    Obviously if we want to understand the real Mitt better, we should not listen to the glowing reports of every person who has ever actually known him, and take our lessons from people with a vested interest in characterizing him as unsavory. You have no credibility whatsoever, and your ultra-partisanship is irrational.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    In all my 80 years, I have not heard a better endorsement from a wife to her husband on a national convention stage. She not only has induring faith in her husbands abilities, but also a deep commitment, loyalty and love - and he for her. Whether you are for or against Romney for president - give credit where credit is due - they are the stuff of what America can be proud.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Aug. 29, 2012 8:19 a.m.

    Boring, non inspiring speech geared more toward a high school reunion crowd. Rather patronizing and you could see a bit of that from the audience. The pre made We Love Ann signs looked phony. She seems like a very nice lady--but she's no Michelle.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Aug. 29, 2012 8:15 a.m.


    "Compare the uplifting, inspiring and beautiful expressions of love of country, personal freedom and opportunity for all that you heard tonight to what you will hear at the Democrat convention: same sex marriage, gay rights, class warfare, a phony “war on women”, big government"

    So gay rights aren't part of personal freedom, opportunity, and love for one another? This delusional thought process is what's holding back this country from true equality.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 6:49 a.m.

    If you want to be treated like the victims of a vulture capitalist, elect Mitt. 'Nuf said.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 6:40 a.m.


    I'd much rather have a president who supported equality for all Americans rather than one who promises to discriminate against some of them.

    Mitt isn't about to "lift up Americans"; he's only going to lift up those who are already on the pedestal. The rest of us had better make sure our life-jackets are in working order.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:10 p.m.

    For those who believe there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Compare the uplifting, inspiring and beautiful expressions of love of country, personal freedom and opportunity for all that you heard tonight to what you will hear at the Democrat convention: same sex marriage, gay rights, class warfare, a phony “war on women”, big government and how everyone in America is a victim of the rich and only Obama can make your life right if you will just allow him to take more money away from those who earned it and give it to those “victims”. Obama was right about one thing; the difference could not be more clear!

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    Awesome speech delivered an incredible woman!

    She will be an amazing First Lady

  • Pendergast SLC, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:59 p.m.

    I thought Willard's middle name was Mitt.... not Atlas.

  • freedomforthepeople Sandy, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:50 p.m.

    AMAZING speech! Sincerity. Passion. Intelligence. Emotion. LOVE. How cool is that?!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:49 p.m.

    A great moment for the convention and America!

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:01 p.m.

    This was a fantastic speech. Very good, maam.