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hamlin is in, is that right? coach gibbs, of course, really one of the stallworths in nascar. what he has done. i saw tony stewart the other day driving a world war ii tank madu to the redskins 48. >> did you ever get into a race car? >> i did down in charlotte when i was broadcasting. we did a panther game. richard petty has a driving school down there, which i plan to go again. i only manage to get into 135 miles an hour. >> that was it it? >> and i was disappointed. there is the october schedule for the redskins. here in atlanta, minnesota at home. then the giants and pittsburgh. that's where it reallystart. this is where the schedule becomes teams that have been perennial playoff teams and starts to fill in.
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>> good second effort by madu. then he is shoved out of bounds. two minutes remaining. we hit the two-minute warning at fedex field. all redskins tonight as they will start to look ahead to the 2012 regular season.
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two minutes remaining here at fedex field as we continue to look at tweets from our viewers. >> brandon banks played in the backfield last year a little bit for them. not quite there yet. i think when you take into consideration that we haven't seen the starter, hard to call them a super bowl team. >> josh is correct. redskins scored 31 in chicago and 30 against the colts and 30 here tonight. >> this football team can score 30 points, they are going to be tough to beat, because it means the offense is going to not be able to maintain any type of running game and put the ball in the air with the pass rush that they can generate, with kerrigan, orakpo, the defensive line doing the job that they have done. the back end. deangelo hall going to move inside and play the nickel on the slot like santana moss on
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the slot on the offensive side and i think both effective for both of them, although new positions. >> the pass sails incomplete. the redskins will take over on downs with 1:54 remaining. redskins with 463 yards of total offense in a rout over the bucs.
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our game summary.
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a pair of rushing touchdowns to roy helu jr. the redskins defense with five sacks in the first half and three interceptions in the game. this one by bryan kehl. how about brandon banks in 166 all-purpose yards. >> go get it. every time he touches the ball, you hold your breath because you're just not sure how far he is going to go. he is electrifying. >> a 47-yard reception and 43-yard run. both plays set up roy helu junior touchdowns as crompton takes a knee so the redskins will finish this 2012 preseason with a record of 3-1 as they look ahead to the regular season opener a week from sunday at the louisiana superdome. >> kenny, what we saw from the redskins all through the preseason was just how deep this football team is. the coaches will have some very difficult decisions and i think some people will be very surprised as they get ready for the rest of the season.
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we saw the giant and pittsburgh before this and mid season carolina and then philly and dallas coming up on thanksgiving. which is an old tradition that i had a chance to play in when we played the dallas cowboys on thanksgiving day. it's great. i love a short week's preparation because the coaches don't get a chance to go crazy so you basically use the same game plan. >> then you get the long week prior to the next game. >> right. >> the redskins with a 30-3 lead over the bucs as we send it down once again to antwaan. >> redskins and coach shanahan did a great job in terms of putting together the competition. competition is what they wanted throughout the preseason and competition is what what they got at every position. you look at the quarterback position. you look at the wide receiver position. been one of the biggest things going on. because of that he's had to make some tough decisions coming up here in the next couple of minutes or a couple of hours. look to see mike shanahan making or putting together the good
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team that he has come out on the field in terms of competition so that's it for me down here on the field, guys. >> that is it! redskins win it 30-3. great job throughout the preseason from antwaan randle el. his introduction to our world. best of luck during the regular season to antwaan. as the redskins and bucs will see one another week four of the regular season. >> down in tampa. >> thank you for watching. right now we join nbc news coverage of the republic national convention. tonight, paul ryan will deliver his acceptance we have been successful, too, because americans have known that one's status at birth is not a condition. americans believe that you might not be able to control your circumstances but you can control your response to your
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circumstances. and your greatest ally in controlling your circumstances has been a quality education. but today, today when i can look at your zip code and i can tell whether you're going to get a good education, can i honestly say it doesn't matter where you came from. it matters where you're going. the crisis in k-12 education is a threat to the very fabric of who we are. [ cheers and applause ] my mom was a teacher. i respect the profession. we need great teachers. not poor ones and not mediocre ones. we have to have high standards for our kids because self-esteem comes from achievement. not from lack standards and false praise.3 f2
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autoestima alta.andards and [ cheers and applause ] if we do anything less, we condemn generations to joblessness and hopelessness, and life on the government dole. if we do anything less, we will endanger our global imperative for competitiveness. and if we do anything less, we
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will tear apart the fabric of who we are and cement the turn toward entitlement and grievance. mitt romney, mitt romney and paul ryan will rebuild us at home and they will help us lead abroad. they will provide an answer to the question, where does america stand. the challenge is real and the times are hard. but america has met and overcome hard challenges before. whenever you find yourself doubting us, just think about all those times that america made the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. our revolutionary founding against the greatest military power of the time? a civil war, brother against brother, hundreds of thousands dead on both sides. but we emerged a more perfect union. a second founding when impatient patriots were determined to overcome the birth defect of
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slavery and the scourge of segregation. a long struggle against communism with the soviet union eventually in collapse and europe whole, free and at peace. and in the aftermath of 9/11, the willingness to take really hard, hard decisions that secured us and prevented the follow-on attack that everybody thought preordained. and on a personal note -- but they have her absolutely convinced that even if she can't have a hamburger at the woolworth's lunch counter, she can be president of the united states that she wanted to be and she becomes the secretary of
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state. [ cheers and applause ] yes. yes, yes. yes. yes, america, america has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. but we know it was never inevitable. it took leadership and it took courage and it took belief in our values. mitt romney and paul ryan have the integrity and the experience and the vision to lead us. they know who we are. they know who we want to be. they know who we are in the
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world and what we offer. that is why, that is why this is a moment and an election of consequence. because it just has to be. that's the freest and most compassionate country on the face of the earth will continue to be the most powerful and the beacon for prosperity and liberty across the world. god bless you and god bless this extraordinary country. this exceptional country. the united states of america. >> condoleezza rice. it is unfortunate again that she was brought on stage just five minutes before the air time tonight of the broadcast networks. it was unfortunate, with the better and more thought out speeches will be able to air. it also strikes me portions of that speech could have been delivered at next week's gathering in north carolina. some candid talk to tepid applause on immigration.
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the rare utterance as gop convention of the american truism that zip code determines education in our country. i am joined here by tom brokaw, david gregory, kelly o'donnell and let's talk about a few of these things. tom, first of all, very little mention of all things bush. the bush years. the dual wars our nation finds itself fighting. longest in our nation's history. dr. condoleezza rice, one of the architects of those conflicts. your view of the absence of that kind of conversation. >> her principal portfolio was foreign policy. she was secretary of state, deeply involved in the decisions first to go into iraq and then to go into afghanistan and the execution of those wars and it was reduced to one line in her speech at the very end about these very difficult decisions that we had to make. nothing more beyond that. more over, she came in to the public arena as an expert on russia.
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almost nothing about that. nothing about china. and what was so striking to me was one other line that she had. does not matter where you come from. it matters where you are going. to a lot of delegates on this floor, it does matter where president obama came from. because they've been very critical of his kenyan father who had a different faith than many of them would embrace and they've raised lots of questions about where his ultimate loyalty is. >> the first speech of the evening. during the televised portion. kelly o'donnell, preview the second major speech. and that's paul ryan. you covered congress. you've gotten to know him in the course of your beat. contrast the guy you've gotten to know in the hall ways to the guy we'll see in the hall tonight. >> his colleagues and people on capitol hill always call him the teacher. here's someone who can take really complex ideas sometimes. eye-glazing subjects, and make them understandable to his colleagues. they see hill as being able to help tell the story of these difficult times. they will certainly emphasize
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wisconsin. i was with a romney official today who said even before he was on the ticket they believed that he could be helpful in wisconsin. they see that as a possibility for them. and we'll see the family. i saw jana ryan backstage briefly. they're excited about this. >> david gregory, to the granularity of this gathering. a brief film tonight about the bush family and that's again, about all the presence we've seen. ann romney, after her speech last night. some of the people said chris christie didn't give her her do when he came up. it took him 16 minutes to mention her husband. when the cameras cut away to mitt romney, people found him oddly stoic. others said he was quite emotional for the reporters, including kelly who were quite across from him. romney's sister said today, don't worry about abortion rights with my brother. he is not going to do away with those. what do you make of all the skull duggery going on?
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>> i think talking to republicans inside the hall, outside the hall. it is important to remember that choreography is less important to people watching at home. that's what is most important to that perception at home. to the romney campaign here. they look at ann romney. the appeal to suburban women. the personal biography of mitt romney. he is not going to be overly emotive. but he is who he is. and this is not george bush's party anymore and i think we're really getting a sense of that. it has moved in a different direction. we'll get a lot of that with paul ryan tonight. >> that message is very clear. and john mccain, the speaker earlier tonight. we'll take a break. when we come back in their entirety. the remarks tonight of paul ryan. number two on the romney-ryan ticket when we continue from tampa. reimagined nissan altima.
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we're back in tampa. we just heard uttered one of the oldest phrases in politics. the fire marshal has closed the floor. that means no traffic. it has to be a net gain of zero. if somebody comes off the floor of the convention, someone is allowed in. the floor of this building is at capacity. the crowd is ready to go for paul ryan's speech tonight. chuck todd, our political director, chief white house correspondent, is they tell me somewhere around ohio. there you are. you're in ohio. >> yes, sir. i am in ohio here for a front row seat. one thing you have to know. this crowd is going to be fired up about paul ryan. we know this. i've been hearing it all night on the floor. one of the reasons why i'm in ohio is i want to tell you the way the romney campaign and some republicans rthing about ryan. and that wisconsin could be their new ohio. there is a lot of republicans, very nervous about their chances in ohio. as you know, the republicans never got into the white house without ohio. but there is optimism in the romney camp that if they don't
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win ohio, they can win wisconsin and still find a path to 270 electoral votes. it is interesting. for the romney campaign because have paul ryan and the enthusiasm, some think wisconsin can be their new ohio and that if they can't seem to sort of break the juggernaut right now of the president in ohio, that they can make up for it. no, it's not quite enough electoral votes with wisconsin and iowa together, the two together almost add up to what ohio does in electoral votes. >> chuck todd, one of the few people in television who can stand in ohio and discuss with great clarity, wisconsin. ron motte is our correspondent who has been covering congressman ryan. and ron, i'm going to be counting the jamesville, wisconsin references tonight. he takes every opportunity, the congressman does, to talk about the plain and simple fact that he is very much a product of that community and that he can count about half of the
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community population among his family members. >> absolutely. we are in wisconsin. we expect this delegation to be absolutely wild when he is introduced to this crowd. and really, paul ryan has been in congress 14 years. a full third of his life. yet up until a few saturdays ago, he was largely unknown outside the beltway. we speck him to detail that journey from jamesville, wisconsin, to washington. we expect him to also say that he accepts his generation's calling to help restore america's promise for future generations. a promise that he says has been lost under this current president. he will end this speech, we believe, much in the same fashion he does on the campaign trail, into the crowd saying things are dire but it is not too late. together we can get this done. we will get this done. in between we expect him to throw out a lot of red meat and potatoes that these folks can eat up and probably get them on their feet a time or two.
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>> ron mott who is briefly off the campaign trail and standing in wisconsin. at least part of the convention floor relegated to them. tom brokaw, the term of art in politics is optics. this hasn't been the first time where the campaign optics have to do with the nominee and a highly energetic and motivated vice presidential nominee. the bush announcement of quayle in new orleans comes to mind. but it is something this campaign has to manage. when they hear from the nominee tomorrow night, his wattage will be less probably than what we're going to see from paul ryan. >> we're going to see paul ryan and his ability to deliver a big speech. i've described him as having the face of an altar boy and the discipline of a marine sergeant. he is also very young. he is 42 years old which means when he was born, ronald reagan was already in the second year of his presidency. so he is a reagan republican. but at the same time, he brings generational enthusiasm.
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as we all know inside the beltway, he is very highly regarded. not just in his own party but for his collegiality across party lines. on the other hand, ryan, i can't remember a president who has been elected because of his vice president. it really depends on the top of the ticket. it does make this crowd and other republicans across the country feel better about mitt romney, but ultimately, it is mitt romney who has to carry the ball on this election. >> as kelly points out, this guy actually enjoys white boards. and we see some of that energy tonight. >> the two of them together. apparently they cannot be apart because they have to be together to talk about entitlement reform. but that is part of what he wants to sell, what is exciting and necessary. don't expect him to go after the president as much. a big part of his challenge tonight is to give the professional biography and really sell that about mitt romney and also about the tough choices that the country faces. i think that's what will get a lot of excitement out of this crowd. >> to let you know, you see the
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lights down. everyone in the modern era has to be preceded by a short film. some drum-up of excitement and then the lights will come up and we will see paul ryan. we're told, mitt romney is going to be watching this from his hotel suite. there was some talk about a camera. so we could be able to see him watching his vice presidential nominee. we don't know if that will happen before the night is out. this is the first vice presidential nominee with a body fat content of 5% to 6%. he is also a phenom about exercise. >> he leads a group on the hill. they meet several time a week doing p90x and insanity. >> i've never seen him there. okay. here you go. congressman ryan from wisconsin
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takes the stage. >> hello, everybody. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. hey, wisconsin! thank you, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] you guys are great. thank you so much. >> mr. chairman, delegates, fellow citizens, i am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the united
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states. i accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity and i know we can do this. i accept the calling of my generation to give our children the america that was given to us with opportunity for the young and security for the old. and i know that we are ready. our nominee is sure ready. his whole life, his whole life prepared him for this moment. to meet serious challenges in a serious way without excuses and idle words. after four years of getting the run-around, america needs a turn-around and the man for the
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job is governor mitt romney.3 c1 i'm the newcomer to this campaign. so let me share a first impression. i have never seen opponents so silent about their record and so desperate to keep their power. their moment came and went. fear and division is all they've got left. with all their attack ads, the president is just throwing away money. and he is pretty experienced at
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that.3 c1 some people can't be dragged down by the usual chief tactics because their character, ability and plain decency are so obvious. ladies and gentlemen, that is mitt romney. for my part, your nomination is an unexpected turn. it certainly came as news to my family. and i would like you to meet them. my best friend and wife, janna, our daughters, liza and our
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daughters, charlie and sam.3 c1 the kids are happy to see their grandma who lives in florida. there she is. my mom, betty. my dad, a small town lawyer, was also named paul. until we lost him when i was 16, he was a gentle presence in my life. i would like to think he would be proud of me and my sister and brothers. do you know what? i'm sure proud of him and where i come from. janesville, wisconsin. i live on the same block where i grew up. we belong to the same parish
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where i was baptized. janesville is that kind of place. the people of wisconsin have been good to me. i've tried to live up to their trust. and now i ask those hard working men and women and millions like them across america to join our cause and get this country working again. [ cheers and applause ] when governor romney asked me to join the ticket i said, let's get this done. and that is exactly what we are going to do. president barack obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two.
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those are very tough days. and any fair measure of his record has to take that into account. my own state voted for president obama. when he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it. especially in janesville. when we were about to lose a major factory. a lot of guys i went to high school with worked at that gm plant. right there at that plant, candidate obama said, i believe that if our government is there to support you, this plant will be here for another 100 years. that's what he said in 2008. well, as it turned out, that plant didn't last another year. it is locked up and empty to this day. and that's how it is in so many towns where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight. right now, 23 million men and
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women are struggling to find work. 23 million people, unemployed or underemployed. nearly one in six americans is in poverty. millions of young americans have graduated from college during the obama presidency. ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. half of them can't find the work they studied for or any work at all. so here's the question. without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years? [ cheers and applause ]3 c1 the first troubling sign came with the stimulus. it was president obama's first and best shot at fixing the
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economy. at a time when he got everything he wanted under one party rule. it cost $831 billion. the largest one-time expenditure ever by our federal government. they went to companies like solyndra with their gold-plated connections, subsidized jobs and make believe markets. the stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare and cronyism at their worst. you, you the american people of this country were cut out of the deal. what did taxpayers get out of the obama stimulus? more debt. that money was not just spent and wasted. it was borrowed, spent and
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wasted. maybe the greatest waste of all was time. here we were, faced with a massive job crisis, so deep that if everyone out of work stood in single file, that unemployment line would stretch the length of the entire american continent. you would think that any president, whatever his party, would make job creation and nothing else his first or of economic business. but this president didn't do that. instead, we got a long divisive, all or nothing attempt to put the federal government in charge of health care. obama care comes to more than
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2,000 pages of rules, mandates, fees and fines that have no place in a 43 country. that's right. that's right. you know what? the president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over. that will come as news to the millions of americans who elect mitt romney so we can repeal
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obama care.3 f2 mitt we can repeal and the biggest, coldest power play of all in obama care came at the expense of the elderly. you see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with the new law and new taxes on nearly 1 million small businesses, the planners in washington still didn't have enough money. they needed more. they needed hundreds of billions more. so they just took it all away from medicare. $716 billion funneled out of medicare by president obama. in obligation, we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed, all to pay for
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a new entitlement we didn't even ask for. the greatest threat to medicare is obama care and we're going to stop it. [ cheers and applause ] in congress, when they take out the heavy books and the wall charts about medicare, my thoughts go back to a house on garfield street in janesville. my wonderful grandma janet had alzheimer's and she moved in with mom and me. though she felt lost at times, we did all the little things that made her feel loved. we had help from medicare and it was there just like it is there
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for my mom today. medicare is a promise and we will honor it. a romney-ryan administration will protect and strengthen medicare for my mom's generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours. [ cheers and applause ]3 c1 so our opponents can consider themselves on notice. in this election, on this issue, the usual posturing on the left isn't going to work. mitt romney and i know the difference between protecting a program and raiding it. ladies and gentlemen, our nation needs this debate. we want this debate.
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we will win this debate. obama care, as much as anything else, explains why a presidency that we, that began with such anticipation now comes to such a disappointing close. it began with a financial crisis. it ends with a job crisis. it began with a housing crisis they alone didn't cause. it ends with a housing crisis they didn't correct. [ cheers and applause ] it began with a perfect aaa
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credit rating with the united states. it ends with a downgraded america. it all started off with stirring speeches, greek columns, the thrill of something new. now all that's left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired. grasping at a moment that has already passed. like a ship trying to sail on yesterday's wind. you know, president obama was asked not long ago to reflect on any mistakes he might have made. he said, well, i haven't communicated enough.
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he said his job is to, quote, tell a story to the american people. as if that's the whole problem here? he needs to talk more and we need to be better listeners? ladies and gentlemen, these past four years, we have suffered no shortage of words in the white house. what is missing is leadership in the white house.
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[ cheers and applause ] and the story that barack obama does tell forever shifting blame to the last administration is getting old. the man assumed office almost four years ago. isn't it about time he assumed responsibility? in this generation, a defining responsibility of government is to steer our nation clear of a debt crisis while there is still time. back in 2008, candidate obama called a $10 trillion national debt unpatriotic. serious talk from what looked like a serious reformer.
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yet by his own decisions, president obama has added more debt than any other president before him. and more than all the troubled governments of europe combined. one president. one term. $5 trillion in new debt. he created a new bipartisan debt commission. they came back with an urgent report. he thanked them. sent them on their way. and then did exactly nothing. republicans, republicans stepped up with good faith reforms and solutions equal to the problems. how did the president respond? by doing nothing. nothing except to dodge and demagogue the issue. here we are. $16 trillion in debt. and still, he does nothing.
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in europe, massive debts have put entire governments at risk of collapse and still he does nothing. and all we have heard from this president and his team are attacks on anyone who dares to point out the obvious. they have no answer to this simple reality. we need to stop spending money we don't have. really simple. not that hard. [ cheers and applause ] my dad used to say to me, son, you have a choice. you can be part of the problem or you can be part of the solution.
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the present administration has made its choices and mitt romney and i have made ours. before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic problems. [ cheers and applause ] and i'm going to level with you. we don't have that much time. but if we are serious and smart and we lead, we can do this. after four years of government trying to divide up the wealth, we will get america creating wealth again. with tax fairness and regulatory reform. we'll put government back on the side of men and women who create jobs. and the men and women who need jobs. my mom started a small business
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and i've seen what it takes. mom was 50 when my dad died. she got on a bus every weekday for years and rode 40 miles each morning to madison. she earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. it wasn't just a new livelihood. it was a new life. and it transformed my mom from a widow in grief to a small business woman whose happiness wasn't just in the past. her work gave her hope. it made our family proud. and to this day, my mom is my role model.
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[ cheers and applause ]3 c1 behind every small business there is a story worth knowing. all the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores, these didn't come out of nowhere. a lot of heart goes into each one. and if small business people say they made it on their own, all they're saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. nobody showed up in their place to open the door at 5:00 in the morning. nobody did their thinking and worrying and sweating for them. after all that work and in a bad economy, it sure doesn't help to hear from their president that
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government gets the credit. what they deserve to hear is the truth. yes, you did build that!3 c1 we have a plan for a stronger middle class with a goal of generating $12 million new jobs over the next four years. in a clean break from the obama years, and frankly, from the years before this president, we will keep federal spending at 20% of gdp or less.
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because that is enough. the choice, the choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth or hard limits on the size of government. and we choose to limit government. i learned a good deal about economics and about america from the author of the reagan tax reforms. the great jack kemp. what gave jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people. in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. we need that same optimism right now. and in our dealings with other nations, a romney-ryan administration will speak with confidence and clarity. whenever men and women rise up
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for their own freedom, they will know that the american president is on their side. [ cheers and applause ] instead, instead of managing american decline, leaving allies to doubt us and adversaries to test us, we will act in the conviction that the united states is still the greatest force for peace and liberty that this world has ever known.3 c1 president obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record and then calls that
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the record. but we are four years into this presidency. the issue is not the economy that barack obama inherited. not the economy that he envisions. but this economy that we are living. >> college graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms staring up at fading obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.
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[ cheers and applause ]3 c1 >> everyone who feels stuck in the obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. and i hope you understand this, too. if you're feeling left out or passed by, you have not failed. your leaders have failed you. none of us, none of us should have to settle for the best this administration offers. a dull adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next. a government-planned life. a country where everything is free but us. listen to the way we're already spoken to. listen to the way we are spoken
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to already. as if everyone is stuck in some class or a station in life. victims of circumstances beyond our control with the government there to help us cope with our fate. it is the exact opposite of everything i learned growing up in wisconsin or at college in ohio. you know, when i was waiting tables, washing dishes or mowing lawns for money, i never thought of myself a stuck in some station in life. i was on my own path. my own journey. an american journey where i could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. that's what we do in this country. that's the american dream. that's freedom. and i'll take it any day over
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the supervision and sanctmony of the central planners. by themselves, by themselves, the failures of one administration are not a mandate for a new administration. a challenger must stand on his own merits. he must be ready and worthy to serve in the office of president. we're a full generation apart, governor romney and i. in some ways we're different. there are the songs in his ipod which i've heard on the campaign bus. and i've heard it on many hotel elevators. he actually urged me to play some of these songs at campaign rallies. i said, look, i hope it is not a deal breaker, mitt, but my play
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list that starts with ac/dc and ends with zeppelin. a generation apart, a generation apart. but that doesn't matter. it makes us different but not in any of the things that matter. mitt romney and i both grew up in the heartland. we know what places like wisconsin and michigan look like when times are good. we know what these communities look like when times are good. when people are working. when families are doing more than just getting by. and we know it can be that way again. we've had very different careers. mine, mainly in public service. his mostly in the private sector. he helped start businesses and turn around failing ones. by the way, being successful in business, that's a good thing.
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[ cheers and applause ] mitt is not only succeeded, but he succeeded where others could not. he turned around the olympics at a time when a great institution was collapsing under the weight of bad management. overspending and corruption. sounds kind of familiar, doesn't it? he was a republican governor of a state where almost nine in ten legislators are democrats. and yet, he balanced the budget without raising taxes. unemployment went down. household incomes went up and massachusetts under governor mitt romney saw its credit
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rating upgraded. mitt and i also go to different churches. but in any church, the best kind of preaching is done by example. and i've been watching that example. the man who will accept your nomination tomorrow is prayerful and faithful and honorable. not only a defender of marriage. he offers an example of marriage at its best. not only a fine businessman, he is a fine man. worthy of leading this optimistic and good-hearted country. our fates come together in the same moral creed. we believe that in every life there is goodness. for every person there is hope.


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