Republicans officially nominate Romney in national convention

 
Ben Southwood
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THE REPUBLICAN Party yesterday officially nominated Mitt Romney as its candidate for the 2012 presidential election, at its national convention in Tampa, Florida.

Hurricane Isaac narrowly missed Tampa and last night looked set to hit Louisiana, whose largest city New Orleans bore the brunt of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

The convention comes amid another sort of storm, created when congressman Todd Akin, told media that “legitimate rape” survivors could not conceive through the attack.

But the Republican ticket is keen to move the focus on to economic issues, exemplified by the huge debt clock hanging over the stage. The party also looked to make Romney more appealing through a speech by wife Ann, who opened up about her miscarriage, as well as her breast cancer experiences.