Ann Romney, Gov. Christie lead off GOP convention
John Roberts reports from Florida
- Duration 4:27
- Date Aug 29, 2012
John Roberts reports from Florida
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She one move our attention now to the reason that we are here in Tampa and that is the heart and the center of the political story that is happening right now -- elections when he twelve.
Last night they got off to a rousing start at the Republican Convention.
From bold face names to some Republicans stars perhaps in the making.
-- They begin the night.
With a fundamental question.
Jim we do better.
-- in my -- it was obvious you've got.
-- -- Did you the American people are -- and were not buying what you're selling in 2012.
It we gotta leave here and march and getting everybody to make sure that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan -- president and vice president of the United States.
A vote for Mitt Romney.
And Paul Ryan will put our country back in the hands of leaders who understand.
What America can.
And for the sake of our children.
Must speak to keep the dream alive this is our country.
This is our future.
These are our children.
You can trust -- I.
It is time to end this year of absentee leadership in the Oval Office and send real leaders back to the White House American -- -- -- Paul Ryan and we need them right now.
-- taste of what we saw on the floor -- the Republican National Convention last night.
A very solid lineup to start things up as we said some names is known for a long time and some new faces that are rising stars national correspondent.
John Roberts outside at the convention -- -- morning John.
They -- -- Martha as you know there's a theme for every day of this convention today's theme -- we can change it but what the -- campaign really needs to change.
Is perceptions of their candidate particularly among women.
He's down 1011 points compared to President Obama so big outreach to women last night and Romney really setting the table basically saying to the women of America.
We feel your pain.
Not sure if men really understand this but I don't think there's a woman in America who really expects to like to be easy.
In our own ways we -- know better you know what and that's fine we don't want easy.
But the last few years have been harder than they needed to be.
And and -- last night also try to close the gap between where she is now the economic strata and where they began saying when they started out life.
She and her new husband met their kitchen table Martha was -- ironing board.
Yep exactly about having dinner fact about tuna fish and the early today is the salad days I guess you could call them -- the Romney family and -- -- has been.
Really did sort of build his own -- -- in her mind.
So now Mitt Romney you know we'll step up to the table tomorrow night he's still has ground to close when it comes to -- women's vote John.
What are they doing to try to close that gap.
Yeah -- you know there's no question that -- -- does not connect with women -- -- where the President Obama does but those same women.
Are very upset with how the economy -- been for the last four years the Romney campaign believes it has an opening there to move forward.
It's an opening that and -- tried to drive her husband right through last night.
Let me say this to every American who is thinking about who should be our next president.
No one will work harder.
No one will care more.
And no one will move heaven -- earth like Mitt Romney.
Ten make this country a better place to live.
You know the reaction from the Obama campaign all of this Robert Gibbs one -- their senior advisors.
He said it was a very angry convention of Martha you talk to people across this country particularly women they are very upset with the way things have gone with the economy in the last four years.
-- no doubt we'll hear more of that today.
In -- about -- thank you very much we're gonna hear a lot more about and -- speech last night.
And all the speeches were getting tons -- reaction throughout the next couple of hours.