After the first big night of speeches, the Republican convention continues on Wednesday in Tampa.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in town and made an appearance at the event on Tuesday night after his wife Ann Romney delivered her speech.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) made waves with his keynote address the same night. Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, will command the spotlight with his remarks on Wednesday evening.

Check out the live blog below for the latest developments to unfold at the convention.

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Just as events were wrapping up for the night in Tampa, Romney sent an email to supporters:

Four years ago, many Americans were excited about the possibilities of a new president. I wish President Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.

This isn't something we have to accept.

We believe in America, and now is the moment when we can do something to turn things around.

I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.

The time has come for us to put the disappointments of the last four years behind us. To put aside the divisiveness and the recriminations. To forget about what might have been, and to look ahead to what can be.

If I am elected president of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore America, to lift our eyes to a better future. Because our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, and the peace and freedom of the world require it.

And with your help we will deliver that brighter future.

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@ BobNewhart : I heard that Clint Eastwood was channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit... #RNC #ClintEastwood #rnc2012

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@ ZekeJMiller : Romney: "Every American was relieved the day President Obama gave the order, and Seal Team Six took out Osama bin Laden" Applause

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@ jonward11 : mocking of obama pledge to heal planet followed by promise to help families gets biggest response of night. huge cheer

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HuffPost's Luke Johnson reports:

Mitt Romney probably hoped that surprise guest Clint Eastwood would make his day at the convention -- instead, the 82-year-old gave a rambling speech that was as disastrous as the botched bank robbery that he stopped in "Dirty Harry" while playing a jaded San Francisco cop.

Eastwood talked to an empty chair representing President Barack Obama.

"So Mr. President, how do you handle promises you've made?" he said to the chair. He then proceeded to rankle Obama for his administration's proposal to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York, a plan from which he later backed down, and the war in Afghanistan, for which Romney has endorsed the same withdrawal timeline.

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@ dcbigjohn : And our first mention of foreign policy, a quick one line on trade #rnc2012

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@ feliciasonmez : Boos at Romney mention of sending manufacturing jobs to China

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@ samsteinhp : Romney's first specific proposal: "What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs."

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@ EmilyABC : Ann and family heading backstage now

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HuffPost reports:

Republican National Convention planners picked an interesting time to feature one of the most touching moments of the night, and perhaps week.

About an hour ahead of Mitt Romney's appearance on the RNC stage on Thursday night, a biographic video of the GOP presidential candidate's life aired, eliciting powerful reactions from observers both in the arena and out. The lengthy film included footage of Romney with his father, former Michigan Governor George Romney, and other members of his family. It covered the struggles Romney and his wife, Ann, went through after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It even covered his work with the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The sentimental production effectively topped off a weeklong effort to humanize Romney and portray him as a devoted and sensitive man.

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@ StevenTDennis : Romney tears up talking about his kids.

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@ GingerGibson : Romeny camp on Eastwood "Judging an American icon like Clint Eastwood through a typical political lens doesn't work.”

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@ JohnCelockHP : Romney embraces JFK. #GOP2012

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The AP reports:

Members of Mitt Romney's church warmly presented the GOP presidential candidate as a compassionate man who lives his Mormon faith of service.

The former Massachusetts governor is the first Mormon presidential candidate on a major party ticket.

Romney was a bishop in the Boston suburb of Belmont, a job akin to the pastor of a congregation.

An assistant back then, Grant Bennett, told Republican delegates at the GOP convention that Romney had "a listening ear and a helping hand." He said Romney devoted as many as 20 hours a week at his own expense.

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@ Markhalperin : FIRST LOOK: hecklers chanting "people over profits!!" http://t.co/0rwHhiEL

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@ ZekeJMiller : One woman already removed. One man being shoved upstairs. At least one more being dragged out now.

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HuffPost reports:

In his speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Mitt Romney began his remarks by declaring, "I accept your nomination for president of the United States."

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood grossly inflated the number of out-of-work Americans, claiming there were 23 million people currently unemployed.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 12.8 million Americans out of work in July. What Eastwood was most likely referring to was the underemployment rate -- the number of American workers who have some kind of job but aren't working as many hours as they need.

Underemployment has been a tremendous problem since the beginning of the Great Recession, but the underemployment rate and the unemployment rate are distinct figures, as workers in the latter category have no job at all.

- Dave Jamieson

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@ MattVas : "Mr. Chairman and delegates, I accept your nomination for president of the United States." -- Romney at 10:37p

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@ jonward11 : and with 25 minutes til 11, he will be going past the top of the hour

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@ FrankBruni : Mitt entrance meant to evoke State of the Union? Jumping the gun. #RNC

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@ howardfineman : Ten guys come rushing out off camera to change the podium as Mitt slowly walks to the stage.

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@ mpoindc : Romney making his way *through* the crowd to the podium, rather than emerging from backstage. #NBCPolitics

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@ thehill : Rubio: "We chose more government instead of more freedom." #GOP2012

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@ ebertchicago : Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him.

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@ SarahH_CBSNJ : Romney campaign says Eastwood was "ad libbing."

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HuffPost's Dave Jamieson reports:

The campaign for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has held up the success of retailer Staples as evidence of the nominee's credentials as a job creator, a fact voters were reminded of when Staples founder Thomas Stemberg stumped for Romney at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Romney helped found, was one of the early investors in Staples, and the former Massachusetts governor remained on the retailer's board for more than a decade. In claiming he helped create some 100,000 jobs in the private sector over the years, the Romney campaign has leaned heavily on the success of the office supplier, citing roughly 90,000 Staples jobs in their math.

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@ zachdcarter : So Rubio excludes nonbelievers from America's ideals, and accuses Obama of "divide and conquer." #RNC2012

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics U.S. hockey team, which famously defeated the Soviet Union and went on to win a gold medal, said at Thursday night's Republican convention that Mitt Romney saved the troubled Salt Lake games. Eruzione told the convention:

I am honored to have this opportunity tonight to talk with you about the global significance of the Olympic movement -- its ideals and its meaning -- and how it was rescued by Mitt Romney.

It has been over 10 years, so many of you may have forgotten, but in 2002, due to bribery scandals and mismanagement, the Olympics -- not just those Games -- but the Olympics as an institution - were threatened.

Thankfully, Mitt Romney was there, to salvage a desperate situation.

An in-depth investigation into the Salt Lake games by Sports Illustrated shows that Romney didn't save the games -- the federal government did, pouring in millions. The amount of money became a point of contention for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and included millions spent on a temporary parking lot, a road that benefited a millionaire, and other questionable projects. The $1.5 billion in U.S. tax dollars spent on the Utah games eclipsed the amount the government spent to support all seven Olympic Games held in the U.S. since 1904 -- combined, Sports Illustrated reports.

The magazine writes:

Enrichment of private interests. For the first time, private enterprises—primarily ski resorts and real estate developments-stand to derive significant long-term benefits from Games-driven congressional giveaways.

Most government entities tapped for cash. With all the skill, grace and precision of a hockey team on a power play, Utah's five-member congressional delegation has used the Olympics to drain money from an unprecedented number of federal departments, agencies and offices -- some three dozen in all, from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to the Agriculture Department.

-- Jason Cherkis

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@ HuffPostHill : Somewhere backstage, Clint is still talking to the chair.

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@ meredithshiner : Biggest applause line from @MarcoRubio so far: "An almighty God is the source of all we have."

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HuffPost's Howard Fineman writes in a blog:

If conventions are important anymore, and I'm not sure they are, they matter for what is not said more than what is said.

The strategic and factual silences show indirectly what the party, candidate and campaign regard as their vulnerabilities -- the people, issues and themes that they know will drive away what's left of the undecided vote.

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@ davidaxelrod : What the heck IS this?

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@ howardfineman : Now they're loving him here -- "When somebody does not do the job, we gotta let him go." One of the best in-the-hall responses of the week.

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@ HuffPostMedia : Interesting that this video is being shown before the networks break in. You'd think they'd want it before largest possible audience.

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@ michaelscherer : Red light is blinking under prompter. Clint is getting the hook.

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@ jbendery : Right now Clint Eastwood is telling an invisible Obama on an empty chair, "I'm not going to shut up. It's my turn." That's all.

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@ mollyesque : In case you were wondering, this Clint Eastwood mumbling is off-teleprompter. #gop2012

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@ AndrewKroll : Why isn't this Romney's entrance right here? Crowd was primed to go nuts. Yet Rubio still has to speak. #gop2012

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@ mckaycoppins : Applause for Romney saying that what his wife does as a mother is more important than what he does in his career.

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@ michaelscherer : Bebe Winans, who can sing, plans to sing at DNC in Charlotte too. http://t.co/Cgx7GbTx

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HuffPost's Amanda Terkel and Ryan Grim report:

Bain is back.

Mitt Romney initially launched his presidential campaign on a simple premise: During tough economic times, America needed someone who understood the economy, someone with business experience who could turn it around. Early on, Romney frequently referred to his time at Bain Capital, where he said he helped start and revive an array of companies, creating 100,000 net new jobs.

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@ HuffPostMedia : CNN cameras catch Paul Ryan walking to his seat. Romney's up soon — after Clint and Rubio, of course.

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@ jaweedkaleem : Thinking religion at #RNC2012, seems strategy is to 'fess up' - "yes, Mitt's a church man" - & move on - "but he's a lot more than that"

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@ dgjackson : Gov backstage checking out a photo of he and his dad. http://t.co/QfAR8EUb

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@ GingerGibson : Crowd errupts as Scott Hamilton is introduced. Hamilton has attended Romney fundraisers before.

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@ HuntsmanAbby : Have a feeling the #DNC2012 will have a better music guest before Obama's big speech. #notfeelingtaylorhicks

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@ GingerGibson : Mitt Romney is now backstage until he speaks, in about an hour, per the pool report.

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  • Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, left and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waves to delegates after his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney acknowledges delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan and his wife Janna salute delegates following Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Behind is Mitt Romney and his wife Ann. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waves to delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney acknowledges delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hugs a supporter as he walks to the stage during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney makes his way through delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, cheers as Olympians are introduced during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, right, and his wife Janna applaud during Florida Senator Marco Rubio's speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, right, along with Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, applaud during Florida Senator Marco Rubio's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Marco Rubio

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Marco Rubio

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Clint Eastwood

    Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Actor Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair while addressed delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Tom Stemberg, founder and former CEO of Staples speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Bob White

    Chairman of the Romney-Ryan Campaign Bob White addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Pam Finlayson

    Pam Finlayson addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Frantz Placide and Sean Duffy, center, listen to Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, left, as he speaks during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Jeb Bush

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush steps onstage to speak to delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • Oscar Poole

    Oscar Poole from Ellijay, Ga., wears his hat at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista walk onto the stage to speak to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista speak to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Herman Cain recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Connie Mack

    Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Senator Scott Brown, R-Mass., answers questions during a press conference in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Stagehands make final adjustments to the expanded stage where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination later tonight a the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Protesters yell as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • A delegate holds up a mask of Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Jeb Bush

    FILE In this Aug. 27, 2012 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush looks at the convention floor from the podium during a microphone check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

  • Stagehands make final adjustments to the expanded stage where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination later tonight a the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Paul Ryan

    Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan waves toward the delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Paul Ryan

    Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Sam Ryan yawns in his mother's arms while Janna listen to her husband Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan's speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Right is Charlie Ryan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, applauds with Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan's wife during Paul Ryan's speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Condoleezza Rice

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Susana Martinez

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Condoleezza Rice

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Mike Huckabee

    Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Mike Huckabee

    Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Mike Huckabee

    Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan's wife Janna, left, sits next to his mother Betty Ryan Douglas during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • Tim Pawlenty

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Rob Portman

    Ohio Senator Rob Portman addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Rob Portman

    Ohio Senator Rob Portman addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • John Thune

    South Dakota Senator John Thune gestures to the delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Rob Portman

    Ohio Senator Rob Portman waves to the delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)