These are my favorite speeches from the Republican National Convention. What are yours?
Clint Eastwood: “Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party.”
Earlier in the speech, Eastwood said: “I remember three and a half years ago, when Mr. Obama won the election. And though I was not a big supporter, I was watching that night when he was having that thing and they were talking about hope and change and they were talking about, ‘Yes We Can,’ and it was dark outdoors, and it was nice, and people were lighting candles. They were saying, I just thought, this was great.
“Everybody was crying, Oprah was crying.
“I was even crying. And then finally–and I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million unemployed people in this country.
“Now that is something to cry for because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we haven’t done enough, obviously–this administration hasn’t done enough to cure that. Whatever interest they have is not strong enough, and I think possibly now it may be time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem.”
Marco Rubio: “No matter how you feel about President Obama, this election is about your future, not his. And it’s not simply a choice between a Democrat and a Republican.
“It’s a choice about what kind of country we want America to be. …
“But America was founded on the principle that every person has God-given rights. That power belongs to the people. That government exists to protect our rights and serve our interests. That we shouldn’t be trapped in the circumstances of our birth. That we should be free to go as far as our talents and work can take us.”
Paul Ryan: “The president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over. That will come as news to the millions of Americans who will elect Mitt Romney so we can repeal Obamacare.
“And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obamacare came at the expense of the elderly.
“You see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the planners in Washington still didn’t have enough money. They needed more. They needed hundreds of billions more. So, they just took it all away from Medicare. Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama.”
Mitt Romney: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans — and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.”