RNC: Stars On Stage

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:06am

Ann Romney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie draw huge applause at the Republican National Convention.

There were two stars on stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, and they weren't Mitt Romney or his running mate Paul Ryan.

Ann Romney took the stage in an attempt to to do what her husband has not, win over America's moms and working women.

She talked about Mitt Romney the family man, the student and eventually the entrepreneur, telling America "don't hate success - embrace it."

"Mitt Romney was not handed success -- he built it!" Romney told the crowd. "If the last four years had been more successful, do we really think there would be this attack on Mitt Romney's success?"

Delegates thought she hit the home-run Romney needs.

"Everyone around us, male and female, were just looking at each other like 'Oh man, she just hit out of the park,'" one said.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, meanwhile, focused on Romney, the tough guy.

"Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the torrent of debt that is compromising our future and burying our economy," Christie told the crowd.

Tonight we'll hear from Paul Ryan.

He's expected to talk about his small town roots, less government and strong communities.

Romney won't be in Tampa tonight for Ryan's speech.

He's campaigning in Indiana, but will be back tomorrow to accept the nomination.

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