National Political Conventions 101

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The Acceptance Speech

Romney's task during his acceptance speech is to re-introduce himself to all Americans, not just the members of the base who've been paying attention all along, and convince them that he's the candidate of the future. Obama, who is recognized around the world, must convince voters that he's still the candidate of hope and change and make the case for four more years.

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