Governor Mary Fallin presents speech at Republican National Convention


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Updated: 8/29/2012 9:16 am Published: 8/28/2012 9:49 pm


Governor Mary Fallin used the stage at the Republican National Convention to throw her weight behind Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and to spotlight Oklahoma.

The Governor breezed past the mispronunciation of her last name by the announcer and got straight to her point.

"We need a president who will applaud and encourage those who work hard to pursue their dreams, to reach their potential and, in doing so, make themselves and America better and stronger. That man is Mitt Romney," said Governor Fallin.

The governor also took the opportunity to highlight Oklahoma as a key energy producer and job creator.

"The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American dream," said Governor Fallin.

The governor credited the pioneers who moved west during the Land Run in 1889 for pursuing their dreams, staking land and finding oil.

"By doing so, these early day pioneers changed the future and the fortune of Oklahoma forever, and today Oklahoma is one of the nation’s key energy producers and job creators."

The governor countered this by criticizing President Obama as someone who believes the government is responsible for personal successes.

Delegates at the RNC also officially nominated Mitt Romney for president.


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watchdog11 - 8/29/2012 7:09 PM
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Only thing I can say is everyone, seems to be way too focused on others beliefs these days, we used to call it "personal" belief for a reason.

phyrex - 8/29/2012 6:06 PM
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I am so glad that history has been rewritten so that no government monies were spent to help the pioneers. They must have been hard at work manning and working the military forts and started their own militia to move the Native Americans so that the "unclaimed lands" were that once again.

watchdog11 - 8/29/2012 4:06 PM
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Well at least she wasn't expressing support for someone who believes in "Allah" and a pedophile prophet who married a 6 year old girl and had sex with her and directs and gives instructions for old men to rape little girls and boys and blow up innocent people who don't choose to be muslim, I don't believe in Joseph Smith either, but at least it is a religion of choice and not one which beheads, burns or crucifies you if you don't believe the same way, plus she didn't have to smell the stench of the 20,000 terrorist like the people at the DNC will. I was proud of her, she is not a professional politician, that is why I like and believe in her.

roadhunter - 8/29/2012 5:28 AM
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I feel sorry for Fallin. She had to get up in front of millions and declare support for a pathological liar who believes the ONLY way to eternal salvation is through Joseph Smith.
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