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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Senator Joe Getty’s Tampa convention report – part two

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Senator Joe Getty’s Tampa convention report – part two

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

“Mitt Romney's speech was spectacular in energizing the convention,” reported Senator Joe Getty, R-Carroll, and Baltimore Counties, last Thursday. This is the second half of’s coverage of the senator’s insights, pictures, and anecdotes from attending the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.

The foreign policy theme was one of many highlights of the convention, according to Senator Getty … “With a riveting speech by former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. The convention gave rapt attention as she worked from her own notes instead of using a teleprompter and provided a detailed view of future policy challenges: ‘Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand this reality: Our well-being at home and our leadership abroad are inextricably linked.’”

Senator Getty reported last Thursday that Republican candidate for vice-president of the United States, Wisconsin 1st congressional district Representative Paul Ryan said at the beginning of his keynote address, “After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney…”

“Those who follow Congress know Ryan as the policy guy,” observed Senator Getty, but at the convention, “he proved that he is ready for the national stage. He tactfully offered a stinging rebuke of the Obama Administration with a focus on the Romney plan for economic recovery and achieving a balanced budget...

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was another highlight of the week for the Maryland delegation, said Senator Getty. “Walker appeared at the delegation breakfast on the morning after his friend and Wisconsin colleague Paul Ryan delivered his floor speech to accept the vice presidential nomination.

“Walker teased the Maryland delegation that there is a ‘Cheese head Revolution’ going on in America with three young ‘Reagan Republicans’ who grew up within 30 miles of each other rising to prominent roles in the national, state and party positions… Paul Ryan as candidate for vice president, Walker as governor and Reince Priebus as chairman of the Republican National Committee...

“In a presentation similar to his speech before the full convention on Tuesday, Walker described how Wisconsin has added jobs and lowered unemployment over the past two years under his leadership. When 44 of 50 states saw an increase in unemployment last month, Wisconsin was instead a leader in job growth. Their success has been part of his administration's pro-business agenda of lower taxes and less governmental restrictions. He emphasized that these are the same pro-business policies that will be the mainstay of a Romney-Ryan administration that will lead America to economic recovery and restore our greatness.”

Another highlight of the 2012 convention according to Senator Getty “was the many featured speakers that represent the younger generation of Republican leaders. The best example was Florida Senator Marco Rubio who (was) elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.

“His nominating speech could have been a keynote address for any other evening of the convention. He offered one of the best summaries of the Obama administration when, after listing the failed economic programs of the last 4 years, Rubio said, ‘These are tired and old big government ideas. Ideas that people come to America to get away from. Ideas that threaten to make America more like the rest of the world, instead of helping the world become more like America.

“Romney is not known as a great orator and the national media had set a very high bar for this speech to be considered successful,” said Senator Getty. “I felt he leaped over that bar with much room to spare. He was humble but emphatic that being an excellent business leader is an honorable career in America. He was emotional in talking about his family that displayed his human side.

“Romney was critical of the present administration but did so by expressing his own policy goals. Citing a plan to make American energy efficient by 2020, Romney said of Obama, ‘His plan to raise taxes on small business won't add jobs, it will eliminate them; His assault on coal and gas and oil will send energy and manufacturing jobs to China.’

“Romney assessed the hype surrounding Obama's candidacy of hope and change in 2008 to as the leading factor for political disappointment today, ‘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. President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.’”

In reference to the negative attacks on his business accomplishments, Romney retorted, “In America, we celebrate success. We don't apologize for success.”

In a carefully crafted closing, Romney provided the vision that I believe will resonate with voters this November, remarked Senator Getty, “If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it. Let us begin that future together tonight.”

Many agree with Senator Getty’s analysis of the campaign between Governor Romney and President Obama. That it will ultimately be decided according to who, a majority of the voters believe “has the ability to guide the nation through the next coming worldwide economic downturn.

“If Americans think that class warfare is the right approach, then Barack Obama will be re-elected.”

If, on the other hand, according to Senator Getty, “Americans believe that expanding opportunities to succeed is the best way forward, then Mitt Romney will be sworn in on January 20, 2013…”

I’m just saying


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