The trip didn’t last long, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn’t waste a minute while addressing veterans in Indianapolis Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor spoke in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 veterans at the American Legion National Convention, promising that jobs would be his top priority.
“A year ago, President Obama told your national convention that, quote ‘we cannot, we must not, we will not, balance the budget on the backs of our veterans,’ unquote. I thought I finally agreed with him on something, but now he's on the verge of breaking that promise,” Romney said.
Romney criticized President Obama’s foreign policy, and vowed to work closely with allies as dangers in North Korea and the Middle East intensify.
“The threat of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction continues to be very real,” he said. “We're still at war in Afghanistan.”
Tropical Storm Isaac cut Romney’s visit to Indianapolis short. He started by telling the crowd that he appreciated “this opportunity to join you on dry land.”
He ended on a hopeful note.
“Keep America strong, secure and the hope of the earth. This is our challenge. This is our pledge,” Romney said. “Together we can build that brighter for ourselves, for our children and for theirs. God bless you and God bless the United States of America.”