By almost every account, Mitt Romney hit on all points needed in his highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday. Commentators have said the speech was delivered better than usual for Romney, presented a warm and personal tone, while laying out stark differences in opinion with the president for what policy is needed moving forward. But will it be enough to get him in the White House next January?
“We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better,” Romney said from Tampa Thursday. The Republican candidate for president went on to add comments with a ring from the Reagan 1980 “are you better off?” playbook: “But today, four years from the excitement of the last election, for the first time, the majority of Americans now doubt that our children will have a better future.
“It is not what we were promised.”
The “Real News From The Blaze” panel opened Friday’s show breaking down Romney’s speech and debating whether it will resonate with undecideds and independents. In addition to Romney’s speech, the panel analyzed the week as a whole for the GOP. Did Republicans make progress in closing the party’s gap in support with women and Hispanic-Americans? How does the Romney/Ryan ticket look coming out of Tampa?
Watch a clip from Friday’s show featuring Matt Kibbe from FreedomWorks below: