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Romney's Victory Speech

11:11 PM, Feb 4, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama’s brand of capitalism sends your money to his friends’ companies.  My vision for free enterprise is to return entrepreneurship to the genius of consumer markets and to the creativity of the American people.

Like his colleagues in the faculty lounge who think they know better, President Obama demonizes and denigrates almost every sector of our economy.  I will make America the most attractive place in the world for entrepreneurs, for innovators, and for job creators.  And unlike the other people running for President, I know how to do that.  If elected President, my priority will be worrying about your job, not saving my own.

On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our health care, President Obama would turn decision making over to government bureaucrats.  He forced through Obamacare; I will repeal it.

President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience; I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.

President Obama is shrinking our military and hollowing out our national defense.  I will insist on a military so powerful that no one would ever think of challenging it. 

President Obama believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past.  I believe the 21st century will be and must be an American century.

Our mission is to increase the freedom and opportunity of the American people. Our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.  We will build an America where “hope” is a new job with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker.

I will not attempt to bribe the voters with promises of new programs, new subsidies, and ever-increasing checks from government. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most benefits, then I’m not your President.  You have that President today.

But if you want to make this election about restoring American greatness, then I hope you will join us.  

If you believe the disappointments of the last few years are a detour, not our destiny, then I am asking for your vote.

I am asking each of you to remember how special it is to be an American.

I want you to remember why it was that you or your ancestors sacrificed to come to America and to overcome the challenges of life in a new country.

It was not for a free ticket.  It was for freedom.

It was not for the pursuit of government benefits.  It was for the pursuit of happiness.

We still believe in that America.

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom.  We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.

This election, let’s fight for the America we love.  We believe in America.

Thank you.  And God bless America.

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