LEE’S SUMMIT, AUGUST 29, 2012 – Five simple words, stated with conviction and knowledge changed the tone of the Romney campaign. Last night Ann Romney delivered a speech that was well above my expectations. I thought it was going to be a nice, touchy-feely type of speech sandwiched between powerful speakers. Then she looked into the camera and delivered the most significant line of the night: “This man will not fail.”
Ted Cruz, the Texas candidate for Senate delivered a touching speech without the aid of teleprompter as he paced the stage. His style was fluid, and as an Argentine immigrant myself his words resonated with me.
Chris Christie delivered a great speech that called for “…treat voters like adults… tell them the truth.” He also pointed out the crucial difference between the Democrat stance on teachers, and the Republican stance when he said “…the [the Democrats] stand for Teacher’s Unions, we stand for Teachers…” It was a compelling and stark difference between the two candidates and their vastly differing concepts of American Governance.
Yet, after the speeches and my wife and I were sitting outside discussing the first night of the RNC convention, she made the most salient point about the Ann Romney speech “it’s girl talk across the kitchen table” she said. It took me a moment to realize the power in that statement.
My wife summarized for me exactly why Ann Romney’s speech was so powerful: it was just girl talk. It was powerful. It was personal. It was down to earth. Two women talking about their husbands – millions of times over, all over the country.
I got it! I’m slow sometimes, but my wife put into words what I could not. When Ann Romney looked into that camera she spoke from the heart and she meant every single syllable of that statement. The rest simply gave you a glimpse into her life, her battles, and her trust in the man who runs for President of the United States of America.
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