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.
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
We need a president who will applaud and encourage those who work hard to pursue their
dreams, to reach their potential, and, in doing so, make themselves and America better and
That man is Mitt Romney.