Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ann Romney

It’s true that Mitt has been successful at each new challenge he has taken on. It amazes me to see his history of success actually being attacked. Are those really the values that made our country great? As a mom of five boys, do we want to raise our children to be afraid of success?

Do we send our children out in the world with the advice, “Try to do... okay?”

And let’s be honest. If the last four years had been more successful, do we really think there would be this attack on Mitt Romney’s success?

Of course not.

Mitt will be the first to tell you that he is the most fortunate man in the world. He had two loving parents who gave him strong values and taught him the value of work. He had the chance to get the education his father never had.

But as his partner on this amazing journey, I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success.

He built it.


Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point. And we’re no different than the millions of Americans who quietly help their neighbors, their churches and their communities. They don’t do it so that others will think more of them.

They do it because there IS no greater joy.

“Give and it shall be given unto you.”

But because this is America, that small company which grew has helped so many others lead better lives. The jobs that grew from the risks they took have become college educations, first homes. That success has helped fund scholarships, pensions, and retirement funds. This is the genius of America: dreams fulfilled help others launch new dreams.

I thought Ann Romney did an excellent job of presenting a case for her husband. It was reported that she wanted to speak freely without script or prompter, but the party reigned her in. Certainly that's understandable to a degree. She made some excellent points about both her husband and the state of our nation, some of which I have quoted above.

Here is Ann Romney's RNC speech in its entirety, with a link to the transcript here.


Opus #6 said...

She did great!

Hey, welcome back. If you are back blogging, I will be happy to add you to my blogroll.

Soloman said...

Hi Opus, good to see you. I agree, Mrs. Romney did herself proud and represented the best in America.

I am back, as much as I feel the need and desire, for as long as it lasts. I make no money from this (if I did I would be full time here) and so I do not allow it to consume me...

I backed off for a few personal reasons, some of which were family related. My family is more important to me than the blog, I learned.

Anyway... Your blogroll is totally up to you. I had no idea that I was not on it. If you choose to put me back on that's great. You know where I come from politically... I'm the same man I was before I took a break, with a bit more of a tan this summer and about 20 pounds lighter... lol!

So you're sending people to a positive conservative thinker here. I'm just not three posts a day seven days a week like I used to be, and perhaps a bit less hyperbolic than before. I'm going to be more like a few posts a week until the election, mostly about media bias.

And then? well, we shall see...

Opus #6 said...

Post as much or as little as you like. I only delete from blogroll after a few months go by.

It is really nice to see you. Glad to hear all is well with you and your family.

Let's make this a blow-out election!

tammy said...

She did awesome!

tammy said...

And liberals must have thought so too, to be this disgusting:


Soloman said...

Thanks Opus... nice to see you too :)

Soloman said...

Tammy that link you offered... just vile. I can't for my life understand that kind of hate, and it just saddens me.