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Mitt Romney surprises convention, joins wife on stage

Ann Romney spoke about “love” in her speech about her husband to an enthusiastic crowd waving signs.

Romney's sons, along with the rest of the audience, stood to their feet when their father walked across the stage to join Ann. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was seen smiling and clapping when Mitt Romney entered the convention.

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“I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party,” Ann Romney said. “Tonight I want to talk to you about love. I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago. And the profound love I have, and I know we share, for this country.”

Ann Romney spoke to women’s needs and hard work in the country, but focused on why her husband would make a better president than Barack Obama.

“We're too smart to know there aren't easy answers. But we're not dumb enough to accept that there aren't better answers,” Romney said. “And that is where this boy I met at a high school dance comes in. His name is Mitt Romney and you really should get to know him.

“No one will work harder. No one will care more. No one will move heaven and earth like Mitt Romney to make this country a better place to live!”