Romney finally hit his stride at a speech today in Pennsylvania.

And all President Obama had to do was attack the very nature of our governing philosophy and the hard work and ingenuity of the American people.

It’s well worth watching this clip, especially at the 3:44 mark where the crowd erupts in applause and cheering at Romney’s defense of American values:

What the president said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a president of the United States. It goes to something I’ve spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is to a great degree about the soul of America. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government, or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build their future?

Romney gets it, he just needs to express it to all of us more often.

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