Mitt Romney

Born: March 12, 1947

Occupation: Former Governor of Massachusetts

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Yeah, handsome, great big guy, seven feet tall! Name is Rick Miller - Portland, Oregon. And he started a business. Of course you know it was in basketball. But it wasn't in basketball! I mean, I figured...

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I like music of almost any kind - including this.

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Oh, I've got glitter in my hair. That's not all that's in my hair, I'll tell you that. I glue it on every morning, whether I need to or not.

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What's up, gangstas? It's the M-I-Double-Tizzle.

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I like silly stuff, too. I like the 'Twilight' series. That was fun.

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You had your turn madam, let me have mine ... Let me complete. I'm sorry, it's my turn.

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I actually like jokes as well as things that are sort of fun.

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That's a big lava lamp. Congratulations.

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I don't like vampires personally. I don't know any.

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If I'm the godfather of [Obamacare], then it gives me the right to kill it.

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Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.

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I have paid taxes every year, a lot of taxes.

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I'm learning to say 'y'all' and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me.

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I'm not a big-game hunter. I've made that very clear. I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will.

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We don't know what causes climate change.

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Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon.

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I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.

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Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people.

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England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated from...

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I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.

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I never really called myself pro-choice.

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I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.

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I think it's unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.

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I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.

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There's no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.

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I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.

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I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.

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It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.

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I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero.

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Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts.

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I've been a hunter pretty much all my life.

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I would like to have campaign spending limits.

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Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore.

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Every piece of legislation which came to my desk in the coming years as the governor, I came down on the side of preserving the sanctity of life.

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I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the world. And it’s widely reported that drones are being used in drone strikes,...

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But I am pro-life and will intend, if I’m president of the United States, to encourage pro-life policies. [...] And I hope to appoint justices to the Supreme Court that will follow the law and the constitution....

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There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.

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Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history.

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I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response...

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In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy....

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Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. (Russian President Vladimir) Putin....

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Americans acknowledge that liberty is a gift of God, not an indulgence of government.

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I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work...

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I'm a normal person.I have emotions.

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My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.

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President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro's Cuba. He abandoned our friends in Poland by walking away from our missile defense commitments,...

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As president, my goal in Afghanistan will be to complete a successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014. I will evaluate conditions on the ground and solicit the best advice of our...

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I'm a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.

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I supported the assault weapon ban.

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A person should not be elected because of his faith nor should he be rejected because of his faith.

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The TARP program was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures.

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Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.

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I'm not going to say to Putin that he'll get more flexibility after the election. After the election he'll get more backbone.

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We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.

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I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed.

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Rick, I'll tell you what. Ten thousand bucks? Ten thousand dollar bet?

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There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims,...

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I know what it takes to balance budgets. I have done it my entire life.

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I saw the young man over there with eggs Benedict, with hollandaise sauce. And I was going to suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps. Because there's no plates like chrome...

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Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.

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America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.

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All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family...

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And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, 'It could be worse.' It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course...

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And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving,...

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I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren.

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Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each...

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When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.

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Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there...

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Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist - because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That's how...

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I could have possibly beaten Senator McCain in the primary. Then I could have been the candidate who lost to Barack Obama.

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Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve...

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People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.

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Now, let me be clear. The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle to grave assurance that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding...

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In the richest country in the history of the world, this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher, food prices are higher,...

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Three years ago, this week, a newly elected President Obama faced the American people and he said, look, if I can't turn this economy around in three years, I'll be looking at a one-term proposition, and...

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Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.

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I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love.

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I stand ready to lead us down a different path where we're lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success.

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I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man...

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Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things...

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The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.

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We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to...

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America is not better off than it was $1.8 trillion dollars ago.

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Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.

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Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.

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I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to buy things....

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Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and...

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What we have, what we wish we had - ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost - these things may occupy our attention, but they do not...

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We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.

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My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.

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Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.

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Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.

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Moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals will set you apart in a world that searches for meaning.

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President Obama's view of a free economy is to send your money to his friends. My vision for a free enterprise economy is to return entrepreneurship and genius and creativity to the American people!

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President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and their team have failed the American people, and that is why their majority will soon be out the door.

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Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens, not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point... Or ever, by the way.

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On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide bomber will not begin with the words, 'You have the right to remain silent.'

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The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.

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Government is taking 40 percent of the GDP. And that's at the state, local and federal level. President Obama has taken government spending at the federal level from 20 percent to 25 percent. Look, at...

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We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling...

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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....

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I will insist on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it.

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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...

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Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty...

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And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I...

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Republicans prefer straight talk to politically correct talk!

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You know, out-of-touch liberals like Barack Obama say they want a strong economy, but in everything they do, they show they don't like business very much. But the economy, of course, is simply the product...

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First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.

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Staple a green card to their diploma - welcome to the United States of America! We want those people in our country.

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The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.

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We conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'. We're just the ones who say it when it's the right thing to say.

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I don't see how a young American can vote for, well, can vote for a Democrat.

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Mr. President, you were elected to lead. You chose to follow. And now it's time for you to get out of the way.

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My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.

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Together we will build an America where hope is a new job with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker.

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When it comes to the economy, my highest priority as President will be worrying about your job, not saving my own.

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When sperm and egg unite, something goes from inanimate to animate. It is life.

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Now workers should have the right to join unions. But unions should not be forced upon workers. And unions should not have the power to take money our of their members' paychecks to buy the support of...

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President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.

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Religious freedom opens a door for Americans that is closed to too many others around the world. But whether we walk through that door, and what we do with our lives after we do, is up to us.

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Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.

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By making bold cuts in spending and commonsense entitlement reforms, we will make our government simpler, smaller, and smarter.

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I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.

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Instead of leading the world by how much we borrow, it's time that we make sure we lead the world in how much we build and create and invest.

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Isn't it fitting that so many of those who have contempt for the private sector will soon find themselves back in it?

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It's opportunity. It's opportunity, not a check from government - it's opportunity that has always driven America and defined us as Americans.

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It's time for the party of big ideas, not the party of Big Brother!

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Men and women of every faith and good people with none at all sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life.

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My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.

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No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life.

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Our economy is on the move and we are creating thousands of new jobs, but we need to keep our foot on the gas pedal.

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

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President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial.

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The president may be a nice guy, but he's just over his head.

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Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.

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What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs.

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You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.

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Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.

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A competitive primary does not divide us, it prepares us and we will win.

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I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.

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I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of a opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises.

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If we become one of those societies that attack success, why not come as certain there will be a lot less success? And that's not who we are.

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If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him. You take a look!

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It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth. It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth.

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Let me tell you, the heart of my tax proposal: I will not raise taxes on the American people. I will not raise taxes on middle-income Americans.

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Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.

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Reforming the way the state works with businesses and providing incentives for employers will help preserve and create new jobs in Massachusetts.

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That business we started with 10 people has now grown into a great American success story.

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Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business.

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We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world. Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is Arizona.

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When you raise taxes on small business, from 35% to 40%, you will kill jobs.

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I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.

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It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with instead of blessed with.

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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...

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If you believe the disappointments - if you believe the disappointments in the last few years are a detour and not our destiny, then I'm asking for your vote.

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Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a...

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Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.

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Today's misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index and its at a record high. Its going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work...

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And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I...

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I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then candidate Obama - going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen,...

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Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.

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And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small...

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I don't doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong's spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff,...

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Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress...

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Culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matters. Now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debates from time to time, so it is today with the enduring...

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The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence...

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The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for...

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The promise of America has always been that if you worked hard, had the right values, took some risks, that there was an opportunity to build a better life for your family and for your next generation.

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Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and...

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The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors...

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The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall,' a surge of confidence rose that would...

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We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.

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What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good...

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When my mom ran for the Senate, my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice, 'Why should women have any less say than men, about the great decisions...

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Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.

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For those who have come here illegally, they might have a transition time to allow them to set their affairs in order. And then go back home and get in line with everybody else. And if they get in line...

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I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.

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I will promote savings and investment by maintaining the 15% rate on capital gains and dividends. I will eliminate the tax entirely for those with annual income below $200,000.

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I've met graduating college kids facing loan payments and a bad economy, and they are worried that they won't be able to get a job. This is not the way America needs to be.

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If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama? You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when...

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In recent years, we have seen the United States back away from pressuring the Castro regime, under the misguided view that placating them with an open hand would yield progress. That naivete has invited...

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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.

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Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even...

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People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in...

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President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless.

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Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples - where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping; The Sports Authority, which became a favorite...

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That said, your values will not always be the object of public admiration. In fact, the more you live by your beliefs, the more you will endure the censure of the world.

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The principles that made this nation a great and powerful leader of the world, have not lost their meaning. They never will. We know we can bring this country back. I'm Mitt Romney. I believe in America....

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The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market.

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And that's how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives.

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At a time when nobody thought we'd ever see a new steel mill built in America, we took a chance and built one in a corn field in Indiana. Today Steel Dynamics is one of the largest steel producers in the...

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Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.

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Even though I love solar and love wind, like most people do, I like the renewable sources, they alone are not going to get America energy independent.

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Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

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I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent...

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I don't want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world.

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I know what it's like to start a business. I know how extra ordinarily difficult it is to build something from nothing. I know how government kills jobs and, yes, I know how it can help from time- to-time.

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I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise...

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If I am elected President, the Castro regime will have no reason to doubt our unwavering commitment to your cause. The regime will feel the full weight of American resolve.

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Mitt Romney

Julia progresses from cradle to grave, showing how government makes every good thing in her life possible. The weak economy, high unemployment, falling wages, rising gas prices, the national debt, the...

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Mitt Romney

Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores, they can be competitive with the best in the world. And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear.

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Mitt Romney

On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our health care, President Obama would turn decision making over to government bureaucrats. He forced through Obama-care and I will repeal it.

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Mitt Romney

Our nation is too different, too diverse to say that what works in Massachusetts is somehow going to be grabbed by the federal government, usurping the power of states and imposing a one-size-fits-all...

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Mitt Romney

President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.

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Mitt Romney

So, for instance, let me make this clear: You know I signed a statement. I will not raise taxes on anybody. I don't want to raise taxes on the American people.

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Mitt Romney

The America we all know has been a story of the many becoming one, uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness.

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Mitt Romney

The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went...

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Mitt Romney

The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America....

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Mitt Romney

This is a global effort we're going to have to lead to overcome this jihadist effort. It's more than Osama bin Laden. But he is going to pay, and he will die.

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Mitt Romney

This is the America that I love. This is a great people. We can do anything. We can achieve anything. We've got a government that has gotten in the way of the American people. We're going to change that...

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Mitt Romney

This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.

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Mitt Romney

Through pro-growth policies, by abolishing Obamacare and eliminating other Obama-imposed impediments to economic growth, we will get our economy back on track.

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Mitt Romney

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.

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Mitt Romney

You know, my dad served in the President's Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in...

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Mitt Romney

President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that.

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Mitt Romney

I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals.

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Mitt Romney

I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed ... I'm networking. I have my sight on a particular job.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I'll fix it.

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Mitt Romney

Frankly, if I had paid more than are legally due I don't think I'd be qualified to become president.

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Mitt Romney

I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners.

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Mitt Romney

I've got a lot of good friends - the owner of the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets - both owners are friends of mine.

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Mitt Romney

I went to a number of women's groups and said: 'Can you help us find folks,' and they brought us whole binders full of women.

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Mitt Romney

There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something...

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Mitt Romney

I like PBS. I love Big Bird ... But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.

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Mitt Romney

I like being able to fire people.

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Mitt Romney

I was a severely conservative Republican governor.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not sure about these cookies ... They came from the local 7/11 bakery, or whatever.

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Mitt Romney

I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.

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Mitt Romney

I met a guy yesterday, 7 feet tall. Yeah, handsome, great big guy, 7 feet tall! ... I figured he had to be in sport, but he wasn't in sport.

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Mitt Romney

We have a president, who I think is a nice guy, but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was.

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Mitt Romney

Corporations are people, my friend.

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Mitt Romney

No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.

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Mitt Romney

I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck. So I used to have all three covered.

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Mitt Romney

This feels good, being back in Michigan... You know, the trees are the right height.

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Mitt Romney

I think the best answer is as little as possible.

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Mitt Romney

I've been as consistent as human beings can be.

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Mitt Romney

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.

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Mitt Romney

The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing.'Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work and we...

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Mitt Romney

He's a wealthy man, a very wealthy man. If you have a half a million-dollar purchase from Tiffany's, you're not a middle-class American.

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Mitt Romney

Real change isn't measured with words, it is measured with real achievements.

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Mitt Romney

We have always been a nation that has celebrated success of various kinds. The kid that gets the honor roll, the individual worker that gets a promotion, the person that gets a better job. And in fact,...

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Mitt Romney

Like the vast majority of Americans, I've opposed same-sex marriage, but I've also opposed unjust discrimination against anyone, for racial or religious reasons, or for sexual preference. Americans are...

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Mitt Romney

Corporations are people, my friend ... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human...

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Mitt Romney

"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't...

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Mitt Romney

As president, I will create 12 million new jobs.

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Mitt Romney

Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs.

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Mitt Romney

My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico... and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning...

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Mitt Romney

Actually, I didn't say that.

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Mitt Romney

Tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow.

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Mitt Romney

Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea.

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Mitt Romney

We use Ann sparingly right now so that people don't get tired of her.

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Mitt Romney

We have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.

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Mitt Romney

The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached. ... An apology for America's values is never the right course. ... The statement that came from the administration was -...

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Mitt Romney

When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important.

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Mitt Romney

Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan.

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Mitt Romney

Obama says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.

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Mitt Romney

I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back.

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Mitt Romney

My wife drives a couple of Cadillacs.

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Mitt Romney

PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air.

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Mitt Romney

There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip

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Mitt Romney

I get speaker's fees from time to time, but not very much.

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Mitt Romney

It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.

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Mitt Romney

Who let the dogs out? Who, who.

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Mitt Romney

I'm Wolf Blitzer and yes, that's my real name.

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Mitt Romney

I'm Mitt Romney-and yes Wolf, that's also my first name.

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Mitt Romney

In order to become a success, a business doesn't just have to do well, it has to to better than its competitors. Being number one isn't just about bragging rights. Often it means the difference between...

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Mitt Romney

In America, we celebrate success. We don't apologize for success.

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Mitt Romney

When the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.

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Mitt Romney

I absolutely believe that those who come here illegally should not be given favoritism or a special route to becoming permanent residents or citizens that's not given to those people that have stayed in...

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Mitt Romney

I try and make it to the word exactly what I said four years ago and what I said was that those who've come here illegally should not be given a special pathway, a favored pathway to become permanent residents...

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Mitt Romney

When we have had in the past programs that have said that the people who come here illegally are going to get to stay illegally for the rest of their life. That's going to only encourage more people to...

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Mitt Romney

The largest portion of our state budget is Health and Human Services. It will grow by approximately $500 million. A half a billion dollars is a very big number.

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Mitt Romney

I very firmly believe that we have to make sure that we enforce our borders, that we have an employment verification system, and that those people who have come here illegally do not get an advantage to...

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Mitt Romney

Securing the border is priority number one.

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Mitt Romney

Those who have come to the United States illegally should not be given amnesty or an easier path to citizenship over those already in line.

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Mitt Romney

An employer verification system must be implemented to ensure jobs are not given to illegal immigrants.

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Mitt Romney

Illegal immigrants should be required to return to their home country.

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Mitt Romney

Giving tuition breaks to the children of illegal immigrants needs to stop.

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Mitt Romney

Federal funding for cities who consider themselves sanctuary cities should be reduced.

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Mitt Romney

The United States needs to be made more appealing to legal immigrants.

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Mitt Romney

Ending illegal immigration only strengthens legal immigration.

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Mitt Romney

America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.

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Mitt Romney

The people who are having the hard time right now are middle-income Americans. Under the president's policies, middle-income Americans have been buried. They're just being crushed. Middle-income Americans...

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Mitt Romney

Dodd-Frank was passed. ... This is the biggest kiss that's been given to New York banks I've ever seen. This is an enormous boon for them. There've been 122 community and small banks have closed since...

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Mitt Romney

When you look at 'Obamacare,' the Congressional Budget Office has said it will cost $2,500 a year more than traditional insurance. So it's adding to cost. And as a matter of fact, when the president ran...

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Mitt Romney

If anyone accuses me of lying, I'll simply say I'm not lying, which is just an extension of the overall lying strategy.

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Mitt Romney

Mr. President, you’re entitled as a president to your own airplane, and to your own house, but not to your own facts.

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Mitt Romney

I disagree with the Supreme Court's decision and I agree with the dissent. What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States, and...

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Mitt Romney

Only FREEDOM has ever been the answer to poverty.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. Putin.

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Mitt Romney

What you believe, what you value, how you live, matters.

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Mitt Romney

In order to change the direction of this country, we need to change presidents. Americans need a conservative businessman to get this economy moving again, not career politicians. That is why I am running....

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Mitt Romney

I just think the American people had expected that the President of the United States would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years, but he can't. He can't even explain what he's...

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Mitt Romney

The middle income families in America have been crushed over the last four years,

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Mitt Romney

We're all a nation that believes we're children of the same god.

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Mitt Romney

I was too important to go to Vietnam.

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Mitt Romney

I was in the world of business for 25 years. If you didn't balance your budget, you went out of business.

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Mitt Romney

I will fight for oil, coal and natural gas.

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Mitt Romney

I bathe in statistics.

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Mitt Romney

Right now, we have an economy in trouble. And, someone who spent their career in the economy is more suited to help fix the economy than someone who spent his life in POLITICS and as a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not going to just take office in January, I'm going to take responsibility.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not saying anything one way or the other about the two ballot issues. I am not speaking about the particular ballot issues. Those are up to the people of Ohio. But I certainly support the efforts of...

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Mitt Romney

I fully support Governor Kasich's-I think it's called 'Question 2' in Ohio. Fully support that. In fact, on my website as far back as April I laid out I supported 'Question 2.' ... I support it 110%.

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Mitt Romney

My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us.

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Mitt Romney

Don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.

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Mitt Romney

The last thing we need is Hillarycare. The last thing we need is socialized medicine.

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Mitt Romney

You look at that Democratic debate, I had to laugh at what I saw Barack Obama do. I mean in one week he went from saying he's going to sit down, you know, for tea, with our enemies, but then he's going...

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Mitt Romney

I've always opposed gay marriage. I believe that we should provide equal rights to people regardless of their sexual orientation but I do not believe that marriage should be between two people of the same...

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Mitt Romney

Neil Armstrong today takes his place in the hall of heroes. The moon will miss its first son of earth.

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Mitt Romney

I've said time and again, I'm a pro-life candidate, I'll be a pro-life president.

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Mitt Romney

I'm not going to apologize for being successful.

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Mitt Romney

Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom.

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