7:57 – Romney and his family stepping up to the microphones…
Opening line: “You should hear them when we win.”
Thanks Gov. Nikki Haley and other state lawmakers right off the top.
“We are now three contests into a long primary season.” Note Romney’s emphasis on the word long.
8:00 – Romney goes into standard anti-Obama stump speech.
“President Obama has no experience running a business and never run a state. Our party can’t be led to victory by someone who has never run a business and never run a state.”
“We cannot defeat that president with a candidate who has joined in that very assault on free enterprise.
When my opponents attack success free enterprise, they’re not only attacking me, they’re attacking every person that dreams of a better future. They’re attacking you.”
Romney never mentions Gingrich by name except the brief congratulations at the beginning. But make no mistake, the speech was about as much of an attack against Gingrich as much as it was against President Obama.
Romney finishes at about 8:10.