Britt Hume disagreed saying, "I think that was the single most effective political speech I’ve ever heard given by a political wife.”
I thought her speech was beautifully written and expertly delivered. She was warm and authentic and her words are relatable. I am very tired of the media elite buzz word "humanize" but there is no doubt that Ann Romney's charming offensive did exactly that for her husband Mitt Romney.
Memorable lines from Ann Romney's speech:
Mitt doesn't like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point.
I can't tell you what will happen over the next four years. But I can only stand here tonight, as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an American, and make you this solemn commitment:
This man will not fail.
This man will not let us down.
This man will lift up America!
|Beautiful and charming lady in a red dress|
You can here Ann Romney's entire speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBA7rPKhGtQ&feature=share&list=PL18DA204110EB2BD1
On Wednesday I made my way into Tampa not sure if it would be worth the early morning trip since I had just heard Ann Romney speak on Tuesday night. In a word YES, it was worth it!
Ann's five daughters-in law made the introduction and shared poignant accounts of the impact of their mother-in-law in their lives. It was a beautiful tribute.
Mitt Romney added a video introduction and joked that her Tuesday night prime-time speech was so well received that the delegates might nominate her instead.
The breakfast was worthy of a first lady and had the flavor and feel of a White House event (not that I have any idea but my imagination can play with that thought).