Ann: My Mitt Will Lift Up America

'I love you, women, I hear your voices,' says convention darling
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2012 8:54 PM CDT
Ann: My Mitt Won't Let America Down
Ann Romney wows the crowd at the Republican National Convention.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ann Romney had the Republican National Convention in the palm of her hand tonight when she took the stage to woo women voters and paint her hubby as loving, humble, and the best man to lead the nation. She began her speech by hailing love, mothers, and families. "I love you, women, and I hear your voices," she called to raucous support from the audience. She praised the yeoman's role mothers play in families and society. Then she switched to a loving history of her relationship with Mitt, and extolled the candidate's steadfast loyalty, humble hard work, and determination. “I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a ‘storybook marriage,’” she said. “In the storybooks I read, there were never long rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters on MS or breast cancer," she added, referring to diseases she has battled.

But through it all, “at every turn in his life, this man I met at a high school dance has helped lift up others," she added. “This is the man who will wake up every day with the determination to solve the problems that others say can’t be solved. This is the man who will work harder than anyone so that we can work a little less hard. This man will not fail, this man will not let us down. This man will lift up America." Her comments followed speeches by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who rang the Republican gong on "protecting" traditional families and on abortion, declaring: "I thank God that America still has one party that reaches out their hands in love to lift up all of God's children—born and unborn." (More Ann Romney stories.)

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