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Good evening I'm Bret Baier coming to you from the floor of the Republican National Convention here at the Tampa Bay form -- -- bay times form.
The convention center here packed for a big night.
If this were a fight.
This would be fight night we would already be through the undercard matches.
And awaiting the main event Mitt Romney will accept the nomination tonight and the veteran businessman will lay out the reasons why America should fire Barack Obama.
And hire him as the next president.
We begin our coverage with our chief political correspondent Carl -- On a reconstructed stage without -- security specifically for his address.
Mitt Romney toward the podium where he'll accept the Republican party's presidential nomination a few hours from now.
It'll be his biggest national audience of the White House race but he's quick to point out it's not his biggest audience ever in 2002 more than a billion watch as he opened the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Romney rehearsed his speech in New Hampshire repeatedly for weeks he's made at least seventeen drafts.
His Mormon faith aides say will be will open throughout.
And it'll run about forty minutes outlining Romney's vision to restore the American economy.
-- -- reputation in the world and point out in no uncertain terms the failures of the Obama administration.
The latest pew poll says when voters are asked what words best describe Romney 32% say honest.
31% say rich 31% say business or businessman had 23% say good.
The program introducing Romney features considerable time touting his business excessive Bain Capital.
There's an accompanying new web page with -- testimonials called sterling business career dot com.
Featuring president Bill Clinton's statement about affect.
Also speaking tonight former olympians and Jane Edmonds a liberal democratic civil rights activist who served as governor Romney secretary of workforce development -- Massachusetts.
Romney's speech will talk about foreign policy.
But last night's speech by former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice brought down the house pouting Romney -- the type of leader -- protect America's strength and stability worldwide.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan it's.
The integrity and the experience and the vision to lead us they know who we are they know who we want to be they know who we are -- The world and what we offer running mate Paul Ryan -- the convention on its feet last night with -- -- pledges to protect it reform entitlements.
Cut job killing taxes shrink bloated government and slash wasteful spending.
Ladies and gentlemen.
These past four years.
We had suffered no -- Shortage of words in the White House.
And the Romney campaign has just released some excerpts of the words that the Republican candidate will be -- tonight among other things he will say quote.
I wish President Obama had succeeded.
Because I want America to succeed -- will go on to say that his his knee in the president's promises gave way to disappointment and division.
Which will be a reference to a lot of the attack ads that have been going on here.
Romney's speech were told by aides will be heavy heavy on the personal not only really talk about his Mormon faith laced throughout the speech.
But there will be long descriptions of his upbringing his parents his values and what it's like now not just to be a father of five.
But a grandfather of more than a dozen grandchildren brought.
-- Karl we've heard so much about this mystery speaker what's the deal.
-- campaign has been a great pains to keep it secret for days they've been asked specifically.
If the man it's going to -- was it and they went about some very very.
Elaborate attempts to deny it.
Today the music for a brief moment welled up here in the hall.
It was the theme song to the -- -- thought western movie the good the bad the ugly we now know it's Oscar winner Clint Eastwood will be the mister speaker brought.
-- Karl on the other side of the hall thank you very much you know Democrats are challenging my.
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