Utahns react to Mitt Romney's acceptance speech

By Cristina Rendon

Published 08/30 2012 11:09PM

Updated 08/31 2012 06:24PM

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Utahns watched the Republican National Convention Thursday eagerly anticipating Mitt Romney's acceptance speech.

Over 100 people gathered at the Victory Center in West Jordan, home to Mia Love's party headquarters. Love is running for office in Utah's 4th Congressional District.

The crowd stood and cheered as they watched Romney accept the Republican nomination for president on a large outdoor television screen.

"I think he is saying exactly what the American people want to hear," Linda Patino said.

Mothers told ABC 4 News they believe Romney appeals to women because he understands their hard work each day.

The audience grew excited over Romney's talk about his family, his promise to change the economy and revive the American dream. Utahns say they are proud to see a man on a national that represents many of Utah's values.

"I feel he did a good job representing the Christian religion, not just Mormon religion," Sherri Goaslind said.

Despite the praise, many know Romney has an uphill battle until the November election, but they say they believe he has what it takes to beat President Obama.

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