Governor Mary Fallin presents speech at Republican National Convention
|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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