The Governors speak: You better believe we built this, baby

posted at 9:11 pm on August 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Earlier today at a campaign stop in Iowa, President Obama took a sarcastic swipe at the Republican National Convention’s economic agenda.

“This week in Tampa, my opponents will offer you their agenda. It should be a pretty entertaining show,” he said at a campaign rally at Iowa State University. “And I’m sure they’ll have some wonderful things to say about me.

“But what you won’t hear from them is a path forward that meets the challenges of our time.”

Obama asserted that the message Republicans will unveil in Tampa will be laced with the top-down economic philosophy that failed America in the past decade.

Uh huh. Well, Mr. President, a whole gamut of Republican governors did indeed take to the stage to refute your erroneous “top-down” baloney this evening, in the knowledge that a huge, meddlesome bureaucracy that thinks it knows best and taxes success is the real definition of “top-down.” And who better poised to talk about the successes of creating economies actually grown from the “middle-out” by rolling back red tape, lowering taxes, encouraging entrepreneurs, and realizing that individuals not government are the real job creators, than Republican governors seeing micro-successes within their own laboratories of democracy.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich came out swinging, getting the crowd going with some real talk about job creation and the damper that Washington is putting on Americans’ business endeavors: “We need a new partner in Washington. This relationship is just not working,” he said to cheers and applause. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin added a little rural flavor to the proceedings, decrying President Obama’s big government policies: “We know better, and as we say in Oklahoma, that dog won’t hunt!” Heh. And my homestate governor, Bob McDonnell of Virginia, criticized the President’s “deficit of leadership and results” and the sluggish bureaucracy he’s expanded, including the “EPA: The Employment Prevention Agency.” The governors are killing it tonight, and they’re still going — here’s the livestream in case you’re missing out!

Update: Here’s the video of Kasich, just lettin’ it fly with no reservations — love it.


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I never heard Luce Vela Fortuno speak before…

Scrumpy on August 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM

she’ so upbeat, I love that…love her accent, guess coz I have one too lol :-)…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Ann is on now

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Ann in Reagan Red. Gotta love it.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Anns On!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Dude. Who decided to have Al Bundy’s wife from Modern Family introduce Ann Romney to the nation?

Lawdawg86 on August 28, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Former Democrat Artur Davis: Instead of moving oceans and healing planets, let’s … pay down the debt – live video

15 mins ago by editor

@ZekeJMiller tweeted:
ZekeJMiller
Davis: “May it be said of this time in our history: 2008 to 2011: lesson learned. 2012: mistake corrected. ”

15 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Biden: “I saw that chick at 7-11″

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM

…was scrolling down real quick and caught this…and couldn’t help getting some of my drink up my nose!…LOL

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM

She doesn’t look like the wife of a murderer.

/

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Ann is so classy.

a capella on August 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM

…Grandma is on!
Listen to Ann…and remember MOOCH!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

*************** Just WOW ***************

Ann,sure does LOVE AMERICA:)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Nothing. Absolutely nothing about Barackabama and The Mooch is anything like this.

SouthernGent on August 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Women are going to go gaga over this.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

…Grandma is on!
Listen to Ann…and remember MOOCH!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

KOOLAID2:Exactly…..FLOTUS(For the first time in my…..):)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

she’s so beautiful…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Powerful we are the moms

Conservative4ev on August 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

…for the first time in her adult life…oh wait!…she didn’t say that!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I hope the lobster muncher and the mutt muncher are watching !!

burrata on August 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Women are going to go gaga over this.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I can see that gender gap closing up from my house. Can Moochelle reverse it?:)

a capella on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Lead story tomorrow: Ann Romney hates men. You know it is coming.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Ann Romney is a natural. Sharp contrast to Cindy McCain from four years ago.

GOPRanknFile on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

My God, Ann Romney is more genuine, and natural, on a stage than anyone we may have seen, even Sarah. What a treasure. We need this woman in the White House.

TXUS on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

…you are the best of America…YOU are the hope of America!
(Ann meet MOOCH!)

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

For the Liberal War on Women………….

Ann,is becoming Churchill!!!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Ann is doing great. Hitting home to those who are struggling.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I hope the lobster muncher and the mutt muncher are watching !!

burrata on August 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

they might watch, but they can’t see…and they never learn anything anyways…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I kind of hate the pandering…but unfortunately in today’s America, it has to be done. As a working woman I believe we will never be truly considered equal unless and until both parties stop tailoring messages especially for us. That being said, the message is better from Anne than anyone on the left. Fluke off libs!

HawaiiLwyr on August 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Ann Romney is a natural. Sharp contrast to Cindy McCain from four years ago.

GOPRanknFile on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

dang, you beat me to it…cindy was so plastic and robotic..ann is real…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Ann,sure does LOVE AMERICA:)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Yeah, uhhhhh, I don’t know about this. The Oprah impression and all, Oprah’s been off the air for a couple years. I sure hope this works and she doesn’t come off as a female version of Mitt.

She even laughs like Mitt.

Lawdawg86 on August 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I can see that gender gap closing up from my house.

a capella on August 28, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Winner.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Can we PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE have a first lady debate?!!?

SouthernGent on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

For the Liberal War on Women………….

Ann,is becoming Churchill!!!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

+100000…, oh hell, +infinity!

predator on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

So,this sure does throw a wrench into the Liberal Political Operatives of,

Out of Touch,Rich Women that can`t connect!!
================================================

Ann is Nuking that attempted Perception/Deception,
by the DNC and Proxies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Anyone have a report from MSNBC? They must be foaming at the mouth.

Cody1991 on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

…what’s Anrea Mitchell saying about Ann?…is Andrea’s code-pink
bagina costume shriveling up?

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

…look at the crowd listening!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

She has incredible ease!!! She should be giving more speeches!

mrscullen on August 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Can we PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE have a first lady debate?!!?

SouthernGent on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I would give a million dollars for that to happen. Game. Over.

TXUS on August 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Beautiful. Ann and this speech.

GOPRanknFile on August 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

She is Mitt’s secret weapon. I’m sure Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews are having convulsions right now.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

She’s nailing this like a carpenter framing a house.

Bam! Bam! Bam!

predator on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

…imagine that…my gawd she’s good!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

She’s very strong

Conservative4ev on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Wow! I had no idea she’s such a good speaker.

Cody1991 on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Loving this… Real marriage, real woman! Thank you, Ann for representing conservative moms, wifes, women!

texgal on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Can we PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE have a first lady debate?!!?

SouthernGent on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

SouthernGent:

Oh that would be sumpin,first tho,I`m not sure
FLOTUS would make it through,especially the teeth
clenching,just for starters,while Ann would have
to wait in between rounds for OMama Obama to collect
her thoughts,and talking points!
(sarc):)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

…and no teleprompter! She’s awesome!

HawaiiLwyr on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Wow! LOVING Ann. She’s killin it!

Nikkia2112 on August 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

LOVE IT……..

HEAVEN AND EARTH
****************

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Ann bashes Barry’s record! Excellent.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

…and no teleprompter! She’s awesome!

HawaiiLwyr on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Are u serious???? No teleprompter ????

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

He built it! Out of the park!

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

He built it

Conservative4ev on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Anyone have a report from MSNBC? They must be foaming at the mouth.

Cody1991 on August 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

All I’m getting is the SignOff signal

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Ann Romney: No one will move heaven and earth like Mitt Romney to make this country a better place to live – live video

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

She’s making me understand why Romney may have been so successful in business. He built it, with a great partner. Love this woman.

TXUS on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

He built it! Heh.

a capella on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Is anybody noticing a little bit of a ‘You Built That’ theme to this convention?

Great riff, Ann.

Lawdawg86 on August 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

By the way, love the hand made signs! Thanks, Tea Party!

texgal on August 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Ouch political talking point

Conservative4ev on August 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Chris Christie has his work cut out for him, no?

SouthernGent on August 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Ooohhhh… Sees helping others as a priviledge, not a talking point!!!! Yes!

texgal on August 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Damn, she’s good.

changer1701 on August 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

All I’m getting is the SignOff signal

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

faraway:NBC Feed,went off before Ann came on,heres Fox Streaming!:)
==================================================================

http://www.foxnews.com/live-coverage/2012-republican-convention

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Did we nominate the wrong Romney for President?

GOPRanknFile on August 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Yeah, but she didn’t write the speech.

/Mort Kondracke

SouthernGent on August 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Ann Romney: I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it – live video

1 min ago by editor

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

We loves us some Ann Romney.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

This man will not fail!!! She is rocking it!! N

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Fluke!…SHE IS STRONG…!!!

KOOLAID2 on August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Uhhhhhhhh……………Barry just lost his “big stick”.

Cody1991 on August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Ann Romney: We’re too smart to know there aren’t easy answers, but we’re not dumb enough to accept that there aren’t better answers – live video

@ZekeJMiller tweeted:
ZekeJMiller
Ann Romney: “It’s the moms of this nation — single, married, widowed — who really hold this country together. ”

14 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Actually jimver, I lied (unintentionally). Apparently (according to an article I just googled) this is the first time she will use one but I had heard this week she did not use one…but they are there so who knows.

HawaiiLwyr on August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

…and no teleprompter! She’s awesome!

HawaiiLwyr on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

She could not figure it out.

Not being mean it is not at all easy to talk with one it takes some time for most people.

Obviously she is doing fine without it.

Steveangell on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

My man Kasich!

I loved him as my 12th Congressional House Rep. in Washington, and I love him as my governor.

E-R

electric-rascal on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I don’t think Christie can outdue Ann!

mrscullen on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Red is a color of power

Conservative4ev on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Condi!

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

12th District Congressional House Rep.

electric-rascal on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Ending it with a flair! great job.

a capella on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Next First Lady, no doubt.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Mitt is there, OMg!!!

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

My Girl.

faraway on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Awwww, Mitt came out while “My Girl” was paying. :)

Kirin on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

She’s nailing this like a carpenter framing a house.

Bam! Bam! Bam!

predator on August 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

predator:Lol,yup,I seen your other post,I`ve got about twenty
windows open!:)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Excellent job, Ann Romney!

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Big man on deck.

Mark1971 on August 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

DUDE. I don’t tear up easily, but the love they have for one another is evident. Beautiful moment.

GOPRanknFile on August 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Wasn’t that the sweetest thing…

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

AweSomeFabuLicious!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann rocks!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Ann did awesome. WOW.

changer1701 on August 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Ann Romney: I can’t tell you what will happen over the next 4 years, but I can only stand here tonight… and make you this solemn commitment: This man will not fail – live video

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

DUDE. I don’t tear up easily, but the love they have for one another is evident. Beautiful moment.

GOPRanknFile on August 28, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I was debating whether to admit to it or not, :)…I am on CNN actually and I think ERin Burnett had tears in her eyes too..

jimver on August 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

predator:Lol,yup,I seen your other post,I`ve got about twenty
windows open!:)

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Dude, I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do, and I’m glad you’re on our team. :)

predator on August 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Here comes the nuclear bomb.

Philly on August 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Here we go…hold on people!

texgal on August 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Photo: Mitt Romney joins wife Ann on stage at Republican National Convention after her speech – @jimacostacnn

35 secs ago from t.co by editor

http://instagram.com/p/O5TWGLAuQs/

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I am stunned. Never has a potential First Lady gave such a powerful and genuine speech. Or, maybe it was her eyes, there was love there, true love, not only for her husband but for the country. Remarkable, that’s all I can say. What a natural.

TXUS on August 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Oh Gawd,Christie is kill`n me!!

canopfor on August 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM

All these American life stories, so inspiring and such a contrast to the O’s unknown and sketchy life story.

texgal on August 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM

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