Mitt Romney Saturday offered the nation his closing argument in the Republicans' weekly radio address, asking voters to set the country on a new course.
"The choice before you is clear: We can wait four more years for real change … or we can take things in a new direction in just a few short days," the Republican presidential nominee said.
He described how he would quickly pursue five major goals:
"First, we’ll achieve North American energy independence by the year 2020. Second, we’ll make sure our students and workers have the skills they need to succeed.
"Third, we’ll promote trade that works for America—and crack down on countries like China when they cheat.
"Fourth, we’ll cut the deficit from Day One—and balance our budget within 10 years. And finally we’ll champion our small businesses, the engine of job creation in this country."
Romney added, "Look, I know we face big challenges, and we don’t need more catchphrases or word games. We don’t need more of the same petty partisan attacks. We need a leader, a leader with a real plan that will deliver real results.
"My opponents have spent much of this campaign talking about small things. But the challenges we face are real and they are big. That’s why Paul Ryan and I are focused on how we can make our way back to prosperity and opportunity, how we can rebuild a strong military and fashion a strong economy."
To read the entire address: http://www.mittromney.com/blog/mitt-romney-delivers-weekly-republican-address