6:30 PM, AUG 28, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER
The Romney campaign released these excerpts of Ann Romney’s speech, which she’ll deliver tonight at the Republican convention in Tampa:
“Tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts.
“I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours.
“Tonight I want to talk to you about love. …
“Mitt’s dad never graduated from college. Instead, he became a carpenter.
“He worked hard, and he became the head of a car company, and then the governor of Michigan.
“When Mitt and I met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together. …
“I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a ‘storybook marriage.’ Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or Breast Cancer.