THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORK TIMES (U.S.)
Mitt Romney officially accepted the nomination for president on Thursday night in the closing act of the Republican National Convention, which also hosted a surprising speech by guest star actor Clint Eastwood.
Romney appealed to Americans disappointed by President Barack Obama's first term and criticized his record, according to the Associated Press.
“You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him,” Romney said of Obama.
Romney pledged to alleviate America's economic woes, taking the stage after a series of testimonials and speeches by other speakers aimed at presenting the Republican nominee's human side, the New York Times reports.
The speech was well-received by conservatives, who are gearing up for the last stretch of campaigning before November 4 and hoping to shift the focus away from Obama's negative attacks on Romney.
The closing day of the Republican National Convention also included a surprise speech by actor Clint Eastwood, the Washington Post reports.
Eastwood garnered cheers and applause from the crowd, despite his somewhat odd and disjointed remarks, including a comedy skit where the 82-year-old director adressed an empty chair representing President Obama.
"When somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go," said Eastwood
The skit prompted immediate reaction from the Obama campaign -- and the creation of a InvisibleObama Twitter account that already boasts over 36,000 followers.