WASHINGTON — A congressman from East Central Illinois praised Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s performance in Wednesday’s debate.
“Gov. Romney tonight showed America why he is ready to be president,” said Rep. Tim Johnson in a written statement released following the debate on Wednesday night. “He provided the clarity of vision that the American people have been seeking to restore our country to the principles of personal liberty, personal responsibility and free enterprise.”
Johnson said Romney presented a forceful vision for the country and demonstrated a “willingness to work across the aisle to develop a consensus to make that a vision a reality.”
“It was a strong performance,” Johnson said. “He showed a sincere understanding of the challenges facing our country, a command of the facts and a firm grasp of what is required of us all to move the United States forward.”