The campaign for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released excerpts of the speech he is to deliver Thursday night:
Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the way Americans always have – optimistic and positive and confident in the future.…
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Rep. Ron Paul didn’t speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. this week, but his movement was definitely represented through Oklahoma delegates and followers from other states. Paul’s son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky, spoke at the convention Wednesday night, when the convention also showed this video:
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The first night of the Republican National Convention here ended punctually, about 10 p.m. central time, but some of the Oklahoma delegates didn’t make it back to their hotel a few miles away until 3 a.m., and it’s not because they were out partying.
Rather, they were waiting for buses or sitting on buses that were supposed to get the delegates from the Tampa Bay Times Forum to the various hotels in the Tampa area.
The system set up was for delegates to catch a shuttle bus from the forum, where the convention is being held, to the nearby football stadium, where they would then catch a bus running to their hotels and others in the immediate area.…
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Here is the transcript of Gov. Mary Fallin’s speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. There were some minor changes.
President Ronald Reagan once said that “there are no great limits to growth, because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
He believed, like I believe—like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe—that the potential for America is limitless.
We can – and we will – overcome any economic challenge IF government lets go of the regulatory chokehold zapping the air out of the economy and deflating the spirits of our entrepreneurs.…
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Gov. Mary Fallin moved from hailing Harold Hamm to bashing President Barack Obama and praising Mitt Romney to wrap up her speech:
And that’s what President Obama just doesn’t get.
He’ll tell you that “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that
Well, Mr. President – like who? The IRS? The EPA? Or the federal government?
The president believes that government is responsible for our successes and that’s why his
solution to everything is more government, bigger spending, more regulation, and more
bureaucratic programs like Obamacare.…
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Fallin continued, “We owe these remarkable successes to the imagination and ingenuity of people like my friend,
Oklahoman Harold Hamm.
The son of sharecroppers, and the youngest of 13 children, Harold grew up in the small town of
As a child, he helped out on the farm and went to school only after the first freeze or Christmas.
While attending high school, he worked for a dollar-an-hour at a gas station.
After high school, Harold took a job cleaning out oil barrels.…
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The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It
was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives.
During the great Land Run of 1889, thousands of families rushed to put a stake down on empty
plots of land.
They built tent cities overnight, they farmed the land, and they worked hard.
And in 1897, eight years after the Land Run, a handful of adventurous pioneers risked their own
money – not, the federal government’s money – to drill Oklahoma’s first oil well, the Nellie
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Gov. Mary Fallin came out on the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa wearing blue, not the red she was wearing earlier because she’s from the reddest state in the nation, as she and other Republicans love to say.
She got big cheers from the Oklahoma delegation from the back of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
But the announcer pronounced her name as if it rhymed with Palin.
She began her speech with:
President Ronald Reagan once said “there are no great limits to growth, because there are no
limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”
He believed, like I believe – like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe – that the potential for
America is limitless.…
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So the schedule has been changed again from the one handed out earlier and former Sen. Rick Santorum hasn’t spoken when he was supposed to. Ohio Gov. John Kasich up now telling Ohio’s story. Gov. Mary Fallin is supposed to be up next to tell Oklahoma’s story. See if schedule holds.…
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Look for Gov. Mary Fallin to give the national television audience a bit of a history lesson about Oklahoma when she speaks to the National Republican Convention in Tampa here Tuesday night and don’t be surprised if she mentions that Janna Little Ryan is an Oklahoman. The theme Tuesday is that Americans build things without the government’s help; it is a counter to remarks by President Barack Obama a few weeks ago that seemed to suggest otherwise but that he has said he didn’t mean that way.…
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