Appearing alongside televangelist Pat Robertson in front of a loud, flag-waving crowd of about 2,800 here Saturday afternoon, Mitt Romney debuted a revamped stump speech built around the Pledge of Allegiance, patriotism — and God.Source ~ Buzzfeed
After leading the audience in an impromptu Pledge of Allegiance in the middle of his remarks, Romney launched into a riff designed to needle the Democratic Party for initially removing the word "God" from its 2012 platform, and then adding it back in despite protests from many delegates.
"That pledge says 'under God.' I will not take God out of our platform. I will not take God off our coins. And I will not take God out of my heart," Romney declared.
I know I feel needled.
Oh, wait . . .
Gallup: Obama 49%, Romney 45%.Source ~ Political Wire
Reuters/Ipsos: Obama 47%, Romney 43%.
Rasmussen: Obama 46%, Romney 44%.
More from today’s newest stump speech:
"'One nation indivisible,'" he said. "I will not divide this nation. I will not apologize for America abroad, and I will not apologize for Americans here at home. 'With liberty and justice for all.' With liberty, I will not forget that for us to have liberty here, for us to be able to protect ourselves from the most evil around the world, for us to share liberty with our friends around the world, we must have a military second to none."Source ~ Buzzfeed
No one, of course, has "apologized for America abroad," Mr. Romney, and you know it. And you’ve got some nerve talking about the "military" when you said that the troops (the flesh and blood and living and dying members thereof) weren’t "important" enough to include in your acceptance speech.
Trust me; real military families (like mine) won’t forget that.
And, p.s., if I wanted a speech about the Pledge of Allegiance and liberty, I’d pick this one: