Yesterday, former Massachuset’s Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a speech to delegates gathered for the Washington State Republican Party Convention, in Vancouver.
Romney speaks to Washington State Republican Party Delegates at their 2010 convention in Vancouver.
Romney gave a motivational speech, stating that it had only been a year since Time magazine ran a cover with an elephant, questioning whether it was an endangered species. His retort, which he gave to delegates, was that the elephant is now on the move, and will run over the donkeys in this year’s elections.
The former governor hit on themes of federal overspending, increasing taxes, the government takeover of healthcare, contrasting how Republicans will work to limit government overreach and cut the national debt and deficits.
Romney pointed out that all of Obama’s future budget projections include trillion-dollar deficits. ”Think about how much money that is”, he said. ”No one can afford this; are there any trillionaires in the audience today?”
He went to express his concern about Obama’s actions, and how instead of helping the economy, it was actually causing harm. The reason is that all the increased costs, deficit spending, and proposed regulations create lots of uncertainty in the business environment, which discourages hiring and risk taking by entrepreneurs.
Reflecting on our nation’s history, Romney pointed out that our founders discussed having a king, or a strong central government, and rejected both ideas. Instead, they chose to let people have their own dreams, and the freedom to follow those dreams as they chose to live their lives.
He also said that spending future generations’ money was morally wrong, and that Republicans will put a stop to this when they regain control in Washington D.C.
“When we get in charge again, we will get the economy going again by balancing the budget, and holding spending and taxes down” said Romney.
Obama was also criticized during his speech for not even meeting with the CEO of BP after the enormous environmental disaster occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. ”Obama has not taken personal responsibility for his role in crisis management. He seeks to blame others, instead of looking for solutions.”
In concluding his speech, Romney blasted Obama for his world “apology” tour, which he said serves to make our enemies consider us as weak, and frightens our allies.
Romney pointed out that the British press reports that never has an American President been this apologetic for his own country, while on foreign soil.
He said that this is a great land because Americans have the freedom to choose their own path. That America is synonymous with freedom around the world, and that there has never been a reason to apologize for America.