John Sununu’s Speech Nominating Mitt Romney for President

  Bookmark and Share   Late Monday afternoon, former New Hampshire Governor and George H. W. Bush Chief of Staff John Sununu officially nominated Mitt for the Republican nomination for President at the republican national Convention.

Due to the condensed schedule of the convention because of Hurricane Isaac, the nomination speech did not receive the type of attention that such speeches typically do but Sununu’s remarks should not be overlooked.  In nominating Romney, he offered Americans a superb summation of the reasons why Romney is worthy of being our President and why he should be our next President.

Below you will find a video of his speech and its full text.

Full Text of Sununu’s Nomination Speech

The Hon. John Sununu Former Governor of New Hampshire

Republican National Convention

August 28, 2012

In these critical times America needs a leader.

Our economy is stagnant.

Our vitality has been sapped.

Our confidence is down.

We are saddled with a failed presidency, with an incumbent president who has not led.

America needs real change, and we are here to affirm a leader who will produce that change.   There are many reasons America needs Mitt Romney at the helm.   We have 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed because Barack Obama cannot figure out what makes free enterprise work.

Mitt Romney will get our private sector moving again, and will respect the successes of our entrepreneurs who deserve credit because they really did build it.   In these difficult times our nation still depends on others for our energy resources – even though we share the largest overall supplies of energy in the world – because we have an administration that shuns those assets and keeps us dependent on fragile foreign supplies.

Mitt Romney will unshackle our assets, and lead us to real energy independence.   We also are a nation that has seen erosion of our respect around the world because we have a president who prefers to lead from behind.

Mitt Romney will restore our strength, support our friends, face up to our foes and regain honest respect for an America willing to lead.   My wife Nancy and I have gotten to know Mitt and Ann Romney well.

We have developed a deep and sincere appreciation for these two friends and their family – we like them and we respect them.   Tonight we all gather here to put in motion the final phase of our campaign to help America know them better, and to appreciate why our nation needs them as our president and first lady.   Mitt Romney is a good man, and a smart man.  He is compassionate and generous.

He is a great father and a supportive friend.

He has been a very successful businessman and a very effective governor.

He knows how to fix the unfixable, and to help people perform to their highest potential.   Mitt Romney is the right man at the right time and will be a great leader for our country.   It is my honor to nominate Mitt Romney for the Office of President of the United States of America.Bookmark and Share

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New Jersey Puts Romney Over the Top As Republicans Officially Nominate Him for President

Bookmark and Share   In the late afternoon of the first full session of the Republican National Convention, after casting their 50 votes for President for Mitt Romney during the roll call of states,  New Jersey became the state to put Romney over the top and finally make him the official Republican nominee for  President of the United States.

There were few if any surprises during the over one hour long roll call of how each state’s final delegate count and how they were voting but as usual, one could often hear in the background the obnoxious shouts of Ron Paul fanatics who could not contain their jubilation for a smattering of votes that their candidate occasionally received.  Paul did manage to beat Romney in a few states, including Iowa which saw 6 delegates vote for Romney while 22 went for Ron Paul.  Minnesota was another state that went to Ron Paul.  In announcing that Minnesota cast 1 vote for Rick Santorum, 6 votes for Mitt Romney, and 33 votes for Ron Paul, the delegation leader even took a swipe at convention organizers by stating it was clear that Minnesota runs a fair nomination process.  The remark suggested that the G.O.P. was not properly counting Ron Paul delegates.

Aside from the perpetual bitterness that comes out of the Ron Paul camp, Romney was nominated with 2,061 delegates, 991 more than needed to win the nomination.

Before the roll call vote took place, Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu was given the honor of officially nominating Mitt Romney for President.  His nomination speech was a hard-hitting endorsement that got right to the heart of what the 2012 election is all about and why Mitt Romney is the man to do the job we need.   According to Sununu ”

“Mitt Romney will get our private sector moving again, and will respect the successes of our entrepreneurs who deserve credit because they really did build it.   In these difficult times our nation still depends on others for our energy resources – even though we share the largest overall supplies of energy in the world – because we have an administration that shuns those assets and keeps us dependent on fragile foreign supplies.

Mitt Romney will unshackle our assets, and lead us to real energy independence.   We also are a nation that has seen erosion of our respect around the world because we have a president who prefers to lead from behind.”

Following the official nomination of Mitt Romney for President was the nomination of Paul Ryan for Vice President.  With no other candidates nominated to oppose the Wisconsin Congressman, Ryan was nominated by acclamation and with that came the end of the first full session of the Republican National Convention.

Next up, is a night filled with some powerful speeches that will make a strong case for replacing the Obama-Biden team with the Romney-Ryan team.  The two speeches of most interest will be the ones offered by Ann Romney who will have to introduce her husband to the nation in a way that will humanize him enough to help overcome the stiff and mechanical perception that most people currently have of him.  The other speech will come New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who will give his much awaited keynote address.  Expect that to be a startling hard hitting, humorous and at the same time powerfully endearing speech which will largely explain how Romney’s success in business can and will be transferred into success for our nation if he he becomes our President.

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