Politics

Video: Mitt Romney Accepts GOP Nomination for President, Promises to Create 12 Million Jobs

| by Michael Allen

Last night at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney accepted the nomination for President of the United States (video below). 

The theme of his speech was jobs. Romney promised that he would create 12 million jobs, but didn't say exactly how. Nor did he mention that 4.5 million jobs have been created in the past 29 months. When Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, the state was 47th in job creation.

Romney said that he would not raise taxes on the middle class and pledged to “respect the institution of marriage."

Like his VP choice Paul Ryan, Romney claimed that President Obama is hurting seniors by cutting the $716 billion out of Medicare, but Romney did not mention that those cuts would be to providers who overcharge, not to seniors themselves.

Romney did not mention immigration, financial reform on Wall Street, climate change, social security, Syria, Afghanistan, or veterans, reports ThinkProgress.org.

On CNN, former Reagan advisor David Gergen said: “If there were any tough choices laid out tonight, I didn’t hear them. I think they skirted that.”