Mitt Romney Speaks to American Legion Convention in Indy
Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney delivered a short speech to veterans Wednesday at the 94th American Legion National Convention in downtown Indianapolis.
Romney mostly spoke about foriegn policy, defense spending and jobs. Romney says President Obama is set to cut defense spending by nearly a trillion dollars, but says his administration would not. The former Massachusetts Governor says there are plenty of other areas to cut in the nearly $3 billion federal budget, but did not specify where any cuts would come from.
Romney says he's spoken with young veterans across the country and says their main concer is jobs, and he added that President Obama's greatest failure is not delivering those jobs. Romney says he would change the post 9-11 GI Bill to provide in-state tuition, regardless of residency.
Romney says he would also shift the country's foriegn policy. He says he recently met with leaders in Great Britain, Israel and Poland. He says former Polish President Lech Walesa questioned America's leadership and said the world needs America to lead.
Romney will deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night in Tampa, Florida.