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    Highlights from Day 4 of the Republican National Convention

    “Hope and change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I’d ask a simple question: 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 the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.’’

    “Today the time has come for us to put the disappointments of the last four years behind us. To put aside the
    divisiveness and the recriminations. To forget about what might have been and to look ahead to what can be. Now is the time to restore the Promise of America.”

    MITT ROMNEY

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    “The true measure of a man is revealed in his actions during times of trouble. The quiet hospital room of a dying boy, with no cameras and no reporters — this is the time to make that assessment.’’

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    TED OPAROWSKI,

    who with his wife, Pat, spoke of how Romney frequently visited and helped their son

    The truth is, Mitt was not a typical investor. He was a true partner.’’

    TOM STEMBERG

    Founder of Staples

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    “If we want to continue to be the greatest
    nation on the planet, we must give our kids what we promise them: an equal opportunity. That starts in the classroom, it starts in our communities, it starts where you live. And it starts with electing Mitt Romney.’’

    JEB BUSH

    Former governor of Florida

    People in my state were losing hope — for themselves, their families, and their children. Sadly, very much like our country finds itself today. . . . Mitt Romney answered the call of service, and accepted the challenge.’’

    KERRY HEALEY

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    Former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts

    “Thankfully, Mitt Romney was there, to salvage a desperate
    situation. . . . He
    focused on restoring the Olympics to the top pedestal of sports and he preserved the opportunity — and idealism — of the Olympics for future generations.’’

    MIKE ERUZIONE
    Olympic hockey star

    “Under Barack Obama, the only change is
    that hope has been hard to find.’’

    MARCO RUBIO

    Senator from Florida