Mitt Romney delivered the defining speech of his life when he accepted the Republican nomination for president last night. Romney shared personal anecdotes and aimed at President Obama’s last four years in office in the attempt to win over undecided and Independent voters and allow the American public the opportunity to get to know him.
CNN Contributor and Contributing Editor of The Daily Beast/Newsweek David Frum joins Soledad O’Brien in Tampa to break down Romney’s big speech.
His speech “did exactly what Mitt Romney needed to do,” Frum says. “It told the people watching, ‘Yes, I’m human. No, I’m not scary,’” he says.
“Mitt Romney has given himself a very difficult platform to overcome,” Frum says, in regards to democrats focusing on Romney’s wealth at the Democratic National Convention next week. With running mate Paul Ryan, talk of tax cuts and the Ryan plan are “in the air.” “He’s got the symbol of the radicalism of the congressional republics at hand,” Frum says. Frum says Romney’s message is likely, ‘The country will be in safe hands. I am a safe choice.’ “But there are a lot of unsafe choices over his shoulder,” he says.