Will America make a comeback? Now that Republicans have officially designated Romney-Ryan as the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, it will be a race to November 6 when the nation will vote.
As Mitt Romney took the stage to accept the nomination, he delivered a speech that intended to humanize the strategic businessman. There was a lot of promise in his speech. He opened with a quip about running mate Paul Ryan, and even jested that Romney still prefers his own iPod (in reference to Ryan’s speech the night before). He then talked about the life that him and Ann shared and their five boys. It was obvious the overwhelming love he had for his boys, and when he wished they could be young again, it was possible to glimpse his resolve crumbling.
Then, the speech stagnated for quite some time. When Romney shared the story of how his father left a rose for his mother every day, and that’s how she discovered he died (when there was no rose), he did it with openness. This was a piece of his life that seldom people knew, but the “awwws” in the crowd drew this connection. It would have been a very affective part of his speech had he not breezed through the details and disengaging himself and his compassion from the story.
I think most of the credit should be given to the filmmakers of the video that showed the family life of Romney, including some of his home videos. However, this gem was hidden and probably forgotten between the opening of Clint Eastwood’s eccentric talk with “Invisible Obama” and Marco Rubio’s welcome. Had the movie proceeded Romney’s speech it would have been much more affective and provided an obvious climax of the night.
NOTE: So far, one of the most popular quotes from Romney’s speech: “President Obama has promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.”
of Woodbridge is among 14 Quinnipiac University students who are in Florida at the Republican National Convention. She'll be updating this blog to give Patch readers a firsthand account about what's going on in Tampa (including the hurricane...)