Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night, telling the Republican National Convention in Tampa that President Barack Obama failed to achieve what he promised.
"It's a great honor and it's an even greater responsibility," Romney said in accepting the Republican nomination for president.
Romney, the millionaire businessman and former Massachusetts governor, delivered a speech that touched on the importance of family, community, hard work, and patriotism.
Beyond his introductory and experience, Romney zeroed in on a familiar theme, asking people if they were better off today than four years ago, when, he acknowledged, the country embraced Obama's message of "hope."
"I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed, but his promises gave way to disappointment and division. This is not something we have to accept ..."
The final night of the RNC by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Clint Eastwood, with the actor giving a rather unique performance in praising Romney as an alternative to the incumbent. Eastwood bemoaned that 23 million people are out of work, and then spoke to an empty chair, pretending he was talking to an invisible Barack Obama.