By Jamie Dupree
Wrapping up the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Thursday night, Mitt Romney urged voters to back him for President in November, saying the "time has come to turn the page" on President Obama.
Romney focused much of his acceptance speech for the GOP nomination on economic matters, attempting to harness the unsettled feeling that's gripped much of the nation since the end of the Bush Administration.
"My children deserves, my family deserves better, my country deserves better," said Romney, who vowed to an economic turnaround if elected.
"What America needs is jobs, lots of jobs," as Romney said he had a plan to create 12 million jobs, though he avoided getting into nitty gritty details in his Tampa speech.
"Now is the moment we can do something and with your help, we will do something," Romney said.
In his speech, Romney tried to open up about his life, much more than I had heard him do out on the campaign trail over the last year.
There were little tidbits in there that I don't remember hearing before, as Romney tried to sprinkle a few new details from his life into his remarks, in what seemed to be a simple effort to humanize himself.
Romney's voice cracked as he recounted the death of his father, and how his dad had bought a flower for his mother daily - that stopped the day he died.
It begged the question of why Romney had not opened up about some of these details earlier in his campaign, since it obviously could help him connect with average voters.
Now it's a race to Election Day; Romney will stump for votes Friday in Florida and Virginia.
Our convention coverage will continue next week from Charlotte, North Carolina with the Democratic National Convention.