Romney vows to 'restore' the US

The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has closed his party's convention in Florida by urging US voters to turn away from the "disappointment and division" of Barack Obama and work with him to "restore the promise of America"

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Mitt Romney: I promise to restore America to our destiny

Mitt Romney formally accepted his party's nomination to be the next US president.

During his keynote speech at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, he said:

"If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us.

Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it. Let us begin that future together tonight."

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Romney: I will restore America

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he will "restore America" if he is elected president. He said:

If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us.

Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it. Let us begin that future together tonight.

Romney: My promise is to help you and your family

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he will restore America to its former glory, to a place where Americans can feel hopeful that their children's future will be brighter than theirs. He said:

President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. MY promise...is to help you and your family

Everywhere I go in America, there are monuments that list those who have given their lives for America. There is no mention of their race, their party affiliation, or what they did for a living. They lived and died under a single flag, fighting for a single purpose. They pledged allegiance to the United States of America.

That America, that united America, can unleash an economy that will put Americans back to work, that will once again lead the world with innovation and productivity, and that will restore every father and mother's confidence that their children's future is brighter even than the past.

Piers Morgan: 'Mitt Romney delivering great speech'

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Democrats will underestimate the impact of this speech on America's heartland at their peril. It's hitting a lot of the right buttons.

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This is a very good speech. And by comparison to Mr Eastwood, a GREAT speech. #Romney

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Well, #Clint eclipsed Mitt (whatever he says) but I'm not sure for the right reasons. One of the craziest things I've ever watched.

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Romney: 'I wish Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed'

Mitt Romney addressing delegates Credit: APTN

Mitt Romney said to delegates at the Republican convention:

"I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.

This isn't something we have to accept. Now is the moment when we CAN do something. With your help we will do something.

Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, "I'm an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!

So here we stand. Americans have a choice. A decision."

Mitt Romney addressing delegates from the podium Credit: APTN

Marco Rubio: 'The American miracle lives on with Romney'

The crowd enjoy Senator Marco Rubio in Tampa. Credit: ITV News

Senator Marco Rubio warmed up delegates at the Republican convention by talking about American exceptionalism. He said:

"America is special because dreams that cannot come true anywhere else come true here"

America is the story of everyday people who did extraordinary thing. To make sure America is still a place where tomorrow is always better than yesterday"

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