Aug 31, 2012 / 14:30 pm
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that America's backbone of family, community and faith will be reinforced by initiatives to boost the economy and ease unemployment.
"My promise is to help you and your family," the former Massachusetts governor said as he formally accepted his party's nomination for president.
Romney's Aug. 30 address concluded the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. His speech dealt largely with the poor economy and high national rates of unemployment, while also touching on the importance of families and local communities, as well as his Mormon faith.
Americans are not better off now than they were when President Obama took office, Romney argued, pointing to high levels of poverty and unemployment as an indication that the president's policies have been unsuccessful.