Like many people, I watched Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, after which, there were the usual reviews by the pundits. I know many of them have been around a lot longer than I have and they've heard many more political speeches, but I'd like to share my thoughts on why I disagree with most of them. Many of them felt Mr. Romney made a great speech, a fabulous speech, one full of powerful words and impressive language designed to drive the crowd into a frenzy. I disagree. Britt Hume thought it was a good speech, but not a great speech because he felt those made by Paul Ryan and others were much more impressive. I disagree, in part. Romney's speech was not flashy or rabble rousing. It was uplifting, inspiring, respectful, honest and sincere. It appeared to be aimed more at the Independents and disillusioned Democrats than the Republican base who had already made up their minds to vote for the Republican nominee. Romney appealed to the women's vote by talking about how important and difficult his wife's career is. He answered the accusations about Bain and the issues of big buisiness and his being out of touch with every day citizens by sharing how difficult it was to build his business, how not everything always worked and the limitations of a company. He demonstrated a stark contrast to the negative tone of President Obama's speeches by talking about America's strength and assured us that hope in a better tomorrow for our children is still out there at a time when most Amercians desperately need hope to cling to. You don't always need to be flashy, rude, disrespectful or loud to be effective. Sincere, succint, and honest wins out. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ If you liked this post, read…Seven Reasons Why YOU Should Sign Up for the Art of Eloquence Newsletter!