In one of the most anticipated addresses at the Republican National Convention, Ann Romney, the wife of Mitt Romney, took the stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and blew the crowd away!
I am amazed by Ann Romney's quiet strength, as well as her true compassion, which she showed at the beginning of the speech, taking a moment to offer her wishes and prayers to those who are in the path of Hurricane Isaac.
The main objective of her speech was to "humanize" Mitt Romney, show his softer edge and speak from personal experience how he will lead. The speech moved from true compassion, to girlie-girl, to quiet strength, especially when speaking of her personal and family struggles.
"I read somehwere that Mitt and I have a storybook marriage. Well, let me tell you something, In the storybooks I read, there never were long, long rainy afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer. A storybook marriage? Nope, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage."It's safe to say, she achieved her objective. Also achieved by this speech, this twenty minute speech diluted Barack Obama's nasty, personal attacks on Mitt Romney, exposing them as false. She further explained the humility and modesty of Mitt Romney with the following line:
"Mitt doesn't like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privledge, not a political talking point."I have said it before and I'll say it again, Ann Romney is one of Mitt Romney's biggest assets in this campaign! She spoke with grace, class and even got some good "We built that" political jabs in! Furthermore, Ann Romney portrays herself as the polar opposite of Michelle Obama's vanity, assertiveness and sense of entitlement.
Consider this speech her introduction to America, and as Ann Romney did a stellar job, I hope to consistently see her on the campaign trail leading up to November!