"We Built This" in Tweets

5 years ago

With all the criticism of the lack of diversity within the Republican party, it seems the Grand Ole Party has trotted out every high profile brown or female person on stage for Tuesday night's "We Built This" program.

Aug. 28, 2012 - Tampa, Florida, U.S. - County singer LANE TURNER exits the stage after performing at the The Republican National Convention. (Credit Image: © Edmund D. Fountain/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com)

The evening opened up with country singer Lane Turner playing to the crowd:

Gov. Nikki Haley, Credit Image: Zumapress

Also a much anticipated speaker, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the first Indian American woman to become a governor, took to the podium with a speech focusing on new voter ID regulations:

Ann Romney at RNC, Credit Image: Zumapress

But tonight's big headliner? Ann Romney, the would-be First Lady of the United States. In a much anticipated speech filled with the down home persona Mrs. Romney is trying to infuse into the Romney-Ryan ticket. Some tweeters were impressed by her chipper, polished speech:

But all Ann Romney's repeated comments about her "normal marriage" and seemed to project a message that wasn't lost to other tweeters.

And the anecdotes about living on pasta and tuna fish?

After a brief appearance and embrace from her husband Mitt, the Romneys left the stage, making room for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The rising GOP star lived up to his blustery persona with a speech that mixed working class references and union busting that seemed more fit for a 2016 Presidential run.

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