The primetime speeches of the Republican National Convention

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Covering the speeches: Day 1, Republican National Convention

Storified by Craig Newman · Tue, Aug 28 2012 19:14:29

9:12 | I wanna talk to you not about party and not about politics … I want to talk from my heart … Tonight I want to talk to you about love.Ann Romney’s convention speech: Excerpts – Lynn Sweetbelow, from the Romney campaign… EXCERPTS FROM ANN ROMNEY’S CONVENTION SPEECH …Tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our …Spirited Standing Ovation for Ann Romney. She’s now on stage. She’s asking everyone to take a moment for potential hurricane victims. #RNCnatasha korecki9:10 p.m. | Huge applause for Ann Romney as she’s introduced.Democrat-turned-Republican Art Davis speaking now. says the last time he spoke at a convention, he was "at the wrong place." #RNC #GOP2012natasha koreckiArtur Davis on why he left Obama: Maybe "Hollywood stars" & "glamour blinded us a little" Text – Lynn SweetThe Hon. Artur Davis Former U.S. Representative – Alabama (Remarks as Prepared for Delivery) August 28, 2012 Ladies and gentlemen, thank …Standing O for Santorum: "One party … will reach out their hands in love to lift up all of God’s children. Born and unborn." #RNC2012natasha koreckiRick Santorum. He’s up#RNC #GOP2012natasha koreckiAdd Rick Santorum to the long list of speakers to focus on the national debt. #gop2012 #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/eSiI51U6natasha koreckiLane Turner rocking out. Rnc2012 http://pic.twitter.com/zsPVo5Wvnatasha koreckiWisconsin Gov Scott Walker gets loudest welcome yet. Cheers. Whistles. Cowboy hats. #GOP2012 #RNCnatasha koreckiScott Walker stirring up the crowd #gop2012 #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/tV6rWCCinatasha koreckiVirginia Governor Bob McDonnell: "too many Americans are looking for work because this president’s policies just don’t work." #RNC #GOP2012natasha koreckiAnother commercial hammering Obama, his voice is heard: “If you got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."#RNCnatasha koreckiGovernor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma up now thrashing Obama: "the president believes that the government is responsible for our successes."natasha koreckiOhio Governor John Kasich up now. Getting the crowd worked up. #GOP2012natasha korecki

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