Mitt Romney, fresh off an endorsement from Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, previewed excerpts from a speech he will deliver later today at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. titled, “Freedom and Opportunity.”
I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of our Opportunity Society, led by free people and free enterprises.
Our different visions for America are the product of our values and our life experiences.
Barack Obama once said that his work as a community organizer motivated him to help 'communities that had been ravaged by plant closings.' His desire to help others could not be more admirable but it’s clear that he saw free enterprise as the villain and not the solution. ...
If we become one of those societies that attacks success, one outcome is certain – there will be a lot less success.
That’s not who we are. The promise of America has always been that if you worked hard, and took some risks, that there was the opportunity to build a better life for your family and for the next generation. It’s not government’s role to guarantee that every one of us will achieve the success we seek.