Crystal Wright
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Mitt Romney needed to hit a home run with his nomination speech at the Republican National Convention. Put another way, Romney needed to prove he was Batman to Ryan’s Robin and not the other way around, as a Tampa Bay Times editorial cartoon featured him August 30th. I think he did that, if you evaluate him for the content and substance of his speech rather than judging him on pageant standards of congeniality the mainstream media use to praise and prop up a failing President Obama.

Romney will never be Obama, filling a room with flowery words, singing an Al Green tune erstwhile being void of leadership and “backbone.” But in his speech Thursday night to accept his party’s nomination, Romney proved to America his the “caped crusader” to lead the country out of its economic malaise to a “better future.” With a vigor and determination we haven’t seen before, Romney stood up against Obama’s failure of the past three and half years and told the American people, he will not back down from this fight to save our country.

One of the most illustrative moments of Romney’s speech, which defined the choice voters face in the two candidates, was when Romney asked if Americans were better off than they were four years ago.

“Hope and Change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him!”

Throughout his speech, the Tampa Bay Forum erupted in thunderous applause and standing ovations. Romney not only laid out how bad the country has fared under Obama but also painted a portrait of ego driven President with no plan for America but saving his job. In response to media criticism Romney needs to “fill in the blanks” on his plan to get America working again, Romney announced if elected president he would create 12 million jobs. He said the jobs would be created through a five step plan: making America energy independent by 2020, strengthening education through school choice, forging new trade agreements, cutting our deficit and reducing taxes on businesses by repealing Obamacare.

While “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,” said Romney. “MY promise...is to help you and your family. I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour.”
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Crystal Wright

Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat dominated city. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the new website, www.conservativeblackchick.com. Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.