In his afternoon talk before the tea party group Americans for Prosperity, Mitt Romney wooed the tea party voters (only minutes before rival Herman Cain is to speak) by promising to cut the federal workforce, tie and limit government employee pay to that of the private sector, and to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. Romney then outlined entitlement reform, promising younger workers an opt out for private retirement plans, and accusing Democrats of demagoguing the issue even they know government entitlement programs are approaching bankruptcy.
Having come on stage to sparse applause, Romney left to moderate applause. His most sustained applause was for a promise to end Obamacare. Romney was followed by pundit Jonah Goldberg ("I am happier than a protestor at Zuchotti Park on free hash brownie day") and rival candidate Herman Cain.