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Friday, August 31, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2178, August 31st, 2012
Mitt Romney accepting the nod.
Mitt Romney gave the best spe4ech of his life. The delivery was nearly flawless and he made very good eye contact with the cameras. If the undecided’s were watching, he made a compelling case that they could see this man as a possible President.
Romney’s people pulled a page out of the Ed Rendell campaign playbook by having the nominee enter from the back of the Convention Hall making his way to the front of the room. It was also pointed out that this was a type of State of the Union entrance.
Romney nearly choked up a few times speaking of his parents but that what most people of this generation do who have had great parents. Romney seemed to be less wooden and gave an impassioned defense of success in America.
In a lot of ways he reprised Ronald Reagan of 1980 when he addressed the state of the country and the job that President Obama has done. He did not disrespect the President, even complimented him on the death of Osama Bin Laden. But he did say he would do a better job. He made a promise to create 12 million jobs and that can be a daunting task. That would mean that he would need to have 250,000 new jobs every month. The energy independence promise by 2020 is something we have all heard since the 1970s. Romney needs to lay out a specific plan on how he will accomplish both.
The 2012 campaign trail saw a sometimes bumbling Romney making his way toward the nomination. Tonight’s speech gave him lift and made him a credible challenger to a President on the ropes for a tepid economic recovery. Mitt Romney ‘s effort was a plus.
ON THE OTHER HAND
What in the world were the Republicans thinking with the Clint Eastwood presentation? Eastwood’s attempts at humor and satire fell flat. The empty chair was also not only disrespecting to the President but more importantly to its very office. Hopefully this will be a mere footnote to the campaign as well as Eastwood’s storied career. Mitt Romney said over and over that the American people deserved better from the Obama administration’s economic policy. Clint Eastwood deserves better than to be remembered by this sad display of an aged actor trying to do Oscar Levant.
Locals at the GOP Convention in Tampa. Rose Ann Gaetano, Scranton, Pennsylvania Alt-Delegate at large and Donna Cosmello, New Milford, Alt-Delegate from 11 Congressional District and Kathy Evans, Delegate from the Harrisburg Area.
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".