The leading Republican presidential candidates used their first face-to-face encounter to accuse celebrity candidate Donald Trump — and one another — of diverging from conservative principles as they tried to reverse the surprising dominance of the billionaire and gain a foothold in the crowded race.
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All eyes on Mitt Romney after rousing speech from Paul Ryan on Day 3 of the Republican National Convention
Tonight, the Republican National Convention will conclude with the formal nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the 2012 Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates.
And in what might be the most important speech of Mitt Romney’s life, Romney will take the stage in a defining moment for both his base and millions of Americans tuning in. His speech comes on the heels of Ryan’s energizing address, which criticized President Obama’s policies on the economy, health care and jobs.
“President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises on the record, and then calls that the record,” Ryan said. “But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it, not the economy as he envisions it, but this economy as we are living it.”
Other Day 3 speakers included 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.