Mitt Romney has officially accepted his party's nomination to be the next president of the United States of America.
In a speech to appeal to those disillusioned with the past four years he said he wished Barack Obama had succeeded on his agenda for change, but it was clear to see he hadn't.
Mr Romney said it was time for America to stand up, and be restored to its former glory: with a backbone on the world stage, and an optimism for the future. He said:
Mr Romney said that instead of promising to derail the environmental destruction caused by the country, he would promise to help ordinary families, struggling to make ends meet. He said:
Mr Romney said it was time for America to give up the disappointments of the past four years, and look to the future. He said "America deserves better" and urged voters to work with him to build a better future.
Romney was introduced to the stage by Senator Marco Rubio who said:
He said to delighted delegates:
Before chanting "Go ahead, make my day" with the excited crowd.