|Mitt Romney Addresses the Convention|
|Clint Eastwood Speaks to GOP Convention|
There were lots of tears as Romney friends told of his support during difficult times. One was of a 14 year old boy dying of cancer, whom Romney visited often in the hospital. The boy asked Romney to write his will, and Romney did. The boy asked to be buried in his scout uniform, and Romney gave the eulogy at his funeral. In another example, Romney gave care and support to a mother whose baby girl was born three months premature, with severe medical problems, visiting her and the child in the hospital. The little girl survived, but died at age 26. Romney was there again to support the family in their grief.
There were also comical moments, like when Clint Eastwood spoke to the convention. He was indeed the mystery speaker, as many had speculated. He had an imaginary conversation with Obama, explaining that politicians are employees of American citizens, and when an employee isn't doing the job, you have to let him go.
Other personal stories underscored the fact the Romney is a caring man who has sought all his life to help the people around him, and provide moral support to those going through hard life changes. Romney was shown to be a warm and loving man. Business associates described how he turned their companies around, saving or creating thousands of jobs. One of those companies was Staples. Another was an American steel company. Representatives from these companies praised Romney's personal ethical standards and leadership skills.
Former Olympic athletes told how he saved the 2002 Winter Olympics, beset with corruption and waste, making it into a highly ethical and prosperous enterprise. The stage was lined with former Olympic medal winners there to support Romney, some telling of their personal relationship with him and how he inspired them. It was an impressive sight.
Finally, Romney gave his acceptance speech and told how he would turn the economy around, strengthen the military and reverse and replace Obamacare. When he told how he would work to make the U.S. energy independent by 2020, I was sold. He would do that by exploiting our massive domestic energy sources, including oil drilling, coal and nuclear energy. He made no mention of investing in the dubious "alternative energy" sources which so far have proved an impractical pipe dream. Mitt Romney made his case well.
It was a fantastic finale. I can't see how anyone watching would want to vote for anyone else.