“Tonight, the American people saw a thoughtful and forward-thinking candidate who brings clear eyes about the threats we face and offers a bold vision for a stronger, more peaceful future. That candidate was Mitt Romney.
“Gov. Romney said it perfectly tonight – the mantle of leadership to promote the principles of peace falls to the United States of America. But for us to promote those principles of peace, the economy must be strong – and right now, it’s not.
“Under Barack Obama, we’ve added trillions to our debt and put both our economic and national security in jeopardy. Today, Syria’s dictator slaughters his people, the Muslim Brotherhood runs Egypt, Al Qaeda expands in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, relations with Israel are strained and, most troubling, Iran is four years closer to a nuclear weapon.
“We need new leadership. We need a stronger America. We need Mitt Romney.”