Not long after the Florida 2012 primary results were projected, each of the Republican presidential candidates delivered speeches to their supporters and the nation.
Mitt Romney, the winner of Tuesday's primary, focused his victory speech on the general election, attacking President Barack Obama on the economy.
Newt Gingrich, despite a disappointing loss in Florida, delivered a confident speech to supporters, even outlining what he would do on his first day in the Oval Office. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, finishing in third and fourth place, also pledged to continue on their campaigns.
Watch the speeches below:
Celebrating a huge win in Florida's primary contest Tuesday, Mitt Romney turned his focus on attacking President Obama in his victory speech. "My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity," Romney told the crowd. "President Obama's idea of a free economy is to send your money to his friends." Romney did take a small dig at his fellow GOP presidential candidates, saying he will help restore the economy because "unlike the other people running for president, I know how."
Despite a disappointing finish in Tuesday's primary, Newt Gingrich remained confident in his speech to supporters. "It is now clear that this will be a two person race between the conservative leader, Newt Gingrich, and the Massachusetts moderate," he said. Pointing out crowd members holding up signs that read '46 states to go,' Gingrich reiterated that he's in it for the long haul. "We are going to contest every place and we are going to win, and we will be in Tampa as the nominee in August." Gingrich for the most part didn't attack his GOP rivals, but he did take some shots at President Obama. "You can't imagine how radical he'll be in his second term."
Rick Santorum, coming in third place in Tuesday's Florida presidential primary, spoke to supporters from Nevada. Still hoping to emerge as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, Santorum took aim at Newt Gingrich in his remarks. "I think people are realizing that it's time to coalesce," he said. "Newt Gingrich had his opportunity."
Despite a fourth place finish in Tuesday's primary, Ron Paul assured his supporters that he is not getting out of the race and will continue to look forward to caucus states and his goal winning delegates. "If you have an irate... minority, you do very well in the caucus states," Paul said. "Tonight I saw a statistic we're in third place when it comes to delegates, and that's what really counts ... we're only getting started."