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Politics

Romney offers a message of hope and ‘lots of jobs’

Nominee counters criticism, says President Obama overreached

TAMPA — Mitt Romney accepted his party’s presidential nomination Thursday night, casting himself as the embodiment of the American ideals of freedom and enterprise, pledging he would restore the promise that he said President Obama had failed to deliver.

With tens of millions of viewers watching the most important speech of his life, Romney painted a fuller portrait of himself, countering the image of a wealthy, out-of-touch, opportunistic politician that his political opponents have spent the past year creating for him.

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