7:30: I’m listening to it on NPR, but you can watch it here too.
7:36: He accepts the nomination for president. Phew.
7:37: If you say you’re humble, you aren’t.
7:38: First wrong thing: Janesville is not a small town. He’s making references to Ryan’s speech that I didn’t see. Whatever.
7:40: If you have to say you’re being positive, you’re probably not being positive.
7:41: He says nobody who came here doubted they would do better. Um, remember when your family fled the country because as you said “religious persecution“?
7:43: He’s listing all the problems after Obama got into office, not noting that the economy went to shit before Obama got there.
7:44: He says “I wish President Obama had succeeded” but maybe he should have urged his party to work with the president when they said defeating him was their top priority.
7:45: By the way, wasn’t Clint Eastwood awful? Was he drunk?
7:45: God Bless Neil Armstrong. I agree.
7:46: “When the world needs you to do really big stuff, you need an American.” Diplomacy will be fun under him.
7:48: Parents are more important than government. Um, sure, but we can have both.
7:50: Mitt Romney likes his parents. OK.
7:50: He thinks he made it on his own because he wasn’t in Michigan. Um, no.
7:52: Anne’s “job was a lot harder and more important than mine.” All right. Maybe make a little less money and spend more time having helped with her job.
7:52: God God God God Family Community God. God.
7:55: “Jobs to (Obama) are about government.” What?
7:58: He’s waxing poetic about commerce. Says we should encourage taking risks, but doesn’t say how maybe a safety net would get people more willing to take risks.
8:00: Romney says Obama can’t say you’re better off than when he took office. Um, the economy was in free fall when Obama took office. We are doing better. There’s still a long way to go, but yes, things are better.
8:01: “What America needs are jobs, lots of jobs.” Well, we need good jobs.
8:03: He says the military creates jobs. Those ARE GOVERNMENT JOBS.
8:06: “I have a plan to create 12 Million new jobs.”
- Drill the shit out of everything
- Make trade work. When nations cheat, there will be consequences. Yet, he doesn’t say how he’s going to do that.
- Cut the deficit. That isn’t a plan (also, it won’t work).
- Champion small businesses. Says he’ll repeal and replace Obama care, but doesn’t say with what.
8:07: We need a president who will respect women. Then by the time I finish typing that sentence, he attacks women’s ability to control their own bodies.
8:08: Now he’s making fun of the fact that Obama thinks global warming is a thing (will help turn back the rise of the oceans). I guess that whole global warming thing is no longer operative.
8:09: He’s lied about the apology tour, so naturally the crowd is chanting USA!
8:11: Now he says we need 23 Million more jobs. But he just said his plan is only half that.
8:12: Is he cribbing Obama’s 2004 convention speech? I mean I know there were a lot of cliches in that, but it really sounds like a poor man’s version of it.
8:13: We’re done.