Ann Romney, the candidate's wife
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Ann Romney, the candidate's wife

Tampa : FL : USA | Aug 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM PDT
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Ann Romney's opening remarks in her speech at the Republican National Convention caused the crowd to applaud the fact that many Americans in the gulf are facing a storm bearing down upon them.

"I want to talk to you about love," Ann Romney began in her momunmental task to sell Mitt Romney to the American voters.

She made an appeal to mothers. "I love you women. I hear you," she said, as if she was the person running for president, not her husband.

Republican women showed their love for Ann Romney as she played to the audience. She met many of the people who were in attendance during six years of campaigning for her husband's presidential bid. The familiar faces seemed to ease her initial nervousness.

Both Ann Romney and Rick Santorium played to their European immigrant heritage and the fact that America offered them an opportunity for them to escape the horrors of Europe. The European immigrant story is quite different from the emigration heritage of Michelle Obama, our current first lady. The first lady's history is different from the African heritage of the president's Kenyan father, who came to America and fell in love with an American woman of European descent at a time when it was unlawful for a black man to wed a white woman.

Clearly Ann Romney loves Mitt Romney.

Ann Romney talks of Mitt Romney's success and the great life he has made for his family and self. Yet she fails to answer the question why he would make a good president in these tough economic times.

"This man will not fail," Ann Romney says to a round of applauds, a kiss and a hug from her candidate husband bringing to a close her big power play to humanize Mitt Romney.

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Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, spoke to the convention faithful Tuesday night in Tampa. (AFP file photo)
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