'YOU NEED AN AMERICAN'

The Associated Press
Mitt Romney accepts the nomination as the Republican candidate for U.S. president during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Mitt Romney accepts the nomination as the Republican candidate for U.S. president during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Mitt Romney says in America, all things are possible, and he holds up the first moon landing as proof.

"The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls," Romney said in a rousing speech, heavy on outspoken patriotism, as he accepted the GOP presidential nomination.

He said Americans "went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world."

When the world needs a tough job done, Romney said, "you need an American."

— Andrew Miga — Twitter https://twitter.com/ap_andrew_miga

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