VIDEO: Republicans heap praise on Ann Romney's convention speech

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney meets his wife Ann Romney onstage after she addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters.)

First lady hopeful Ann Romney took to the podium last night at the Republican National Convention.

It's been a rough few weeks with women voters for the GOP, especially in the wake of controversial comments from Republican Rep. Todd Akin. It fell then to Ann Romney to introduce her husband Mitt to the nation and try to build connections with women voters.

"I can only stand here tonight as a wife and a mother and a grandmother, an American, and make you this solemn commitment," Romney said to the assembled delegates. "This man will not fail."

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