Romney sweeps to nomination; convention raps Obama

Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, watch the Republican National Convention from their hotel room on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from the stage of the party's national convention and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

"I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a "storybook marriage. Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once," she said in a prime time turn at the podium.

"A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage," she added in an appearance meant to cast her multimillionaire-businessman-turned politician in a softer, more likable light.