That leader is Governor Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney turned businesses around in the private sector. He saved the Winter Olympics.
And he balanced state budgets without raising taxes, and in a way that helped the private sector create more jobs.
Then, with the announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Governor Romney not only showed that he has the experience and the skill needed to become president, he showed he has the courage and the passion to be an exceptional president.
With this pick he showed us that the "R" next to his name doesn't just stand for Republican, it stands for Reformer.
Now, more than ever, we need reformers: leaders who think more about the next generation than just the next election.
That's what you get from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
In a few weeks, we will celebrate the 225th anniversary of our federal Constitution. Moments like that remind us that what makes America so great, what makes us exceptional, is that throughout our history, in moments of crisis, be they economic or fiscal, military or spiritual.
What makes America amazing is that there have always been men and women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers.
Let this be one of those moments. Let this be our time in history so that someday we can tell our children and grandchildren that we were there, that we changed the course of history for the better.
Let us tell them that we helped elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to save America.