Mitt Romney, the clear victor in Tuesday night's New Hampshire Primary, delivered a powerful victory speech to supporters, saying that America is "better than the misguided policies and broken promises of the last three years – and the failed leadership of one man." Romney also stated that, unlike President Obama, he will "never apologize for the greatest nation in the history of the Earth."
“Tonight we made history,” Romney began. "Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work."
To the cheering crowd, the former Massachusetts governor reflected on several of Obama's past "failed" promises, including "bringing people together" and delivering change to the "broken system in Washington."
"He promised to improve our nation," Romney said. "Those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today, we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed President."
He added pointedly, "the last three years have held a lot of change, but they haven’t offered much hope."
Fox News provides the video of Romney's victory speech:
Below are some of Romney's more piquant criticisms of Obama, juxtaposed with what he would do differently if elected president:
This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.
He is making the federal government bigger, burdensome, and bloated. I will make it simpler, smaller, and smarter.
He raised the national debt. I will cut, cap, and balance the budget.
He enacted job-killing regulations; I’ll eliminate them.
He lost our AAA credit rating; I’ll restore it.
He passed Obamacare; I’ll repeal it.
When it comes to the economy, my highest priority as President will be worrying about your job, not saving my own.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must – and will – lead the future.
He doesn’t see the need for overwhelming American military superiority. I will insist on a military so powerful no one would think of challenging it.
He chastises friends like Israel; I’ll stand with our friends.
He apologizes for America; I will never apologize for the greatest nation in the history of the Earth.
Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.