Heres a brief summary of my 19-hour day.
This morning I was invited by Michigan to attend their political breakfast at their security zone hotel. It was amazing because we heard from Christ Christie, Snyder, Frank Luntz, and Attorney General Scuhette. Afterward, my group went to Univeristy of South Florida to hear from non traditional and traditional republican coalitions. We heard from a gay conservative group, pro choice republicans, and we spoke with NRA president David Keene.
All these events were great but nothing will top my experience from tonight. After much begging and schmoozing, I got credentials to attend tonight's convention speakers. They were all absolutely fantastic, and the energy in the building was electric.
But, Ann Romney's speech was the one that I will always remember. After opening to raucous applause, the convention center became dead silent (which is really saying something). The potential first lady gave a beautiful speech on family and the softer side of her husband. Whether you agree with her politics or not, it was impossible not to feel her genuiness for what she was saying. Ann Romney has battled disease and raised five children and has 18 grandchildren, but instead of wearing her down, it has given her strength. It was a beautiful and simple speech to listen to, and the entire convention center, myself included, fell in love with Ann Romney. It was her first official speech, and it was excellent.
Congratulations on your speech Mrs. Romney, and thank you for giving me a memory that I will never forget.
Good night, Dearborn! I will bring you day 3 updates tomorrow.