Republican Nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann spoke to the Republican National Convention, Tuesday, telling the delegates and journalists at the Tampa Bay Times Forum that "I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a 'storybook marriage... those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer. A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage."
Republican strategist and pundits have said that Ann Romney's job, in both this speech and on the campaign trail, is to humanize her husband, showing his softer side as a father and husband, and as a member of their church.
Ann Romney was originally scheduled to speak on Monday, but a combination of factors, including network news coverage decisions and the impending hurricane in the Gulf Coast, led the organizers to rearrange the convention to take place in three days, instead of four.
Mrs. Romney started her speech with a nod to the weather, asking that everyone "hope and pray that all remain safe and that no life is lost and no property is lost," right after Hurricane Isaac hit land in Louisiana.