Today started amazing and ended incredible. In the morning, the Michigan Delegation had the treat of hearing from NJ Governor Chris Christie. He is exponentially more dynamic in person than I had expected, and I expected a lot. He was entertaining, funny, self-deprecating, forceful and inspiring. He gave us our marching orders. Put Michigan in the win column for Mitt . . . or else. He basically threatened a New Jersey smackdown if we did not come through. This was the perfect way to begin the first official day of the convention.
I then spent some time with my father, Scott Romney, as he prepared his remarks for when Michigan announced the delegate totals. AG Schuette and Gov. Snyder had graciously stepped aside so he could have that honor. He went through several drafts and when the time came it was extremely emotional. I heard my dad’s voice break and of course I began crying. Everyone in our whole family told me they cried.
Then came Ann. Her speech was perfect. I know I am biased but I was so proud. To be front row with the Michigan Delegation when she spoke of being born and raised in our state was exhilarating. There were many more emotional moments and it took great restraint not to break into the “ugly cry.” I will forever remember when Mitt came on stage and escorted Ann off the stage to the song “My Girl.” I am hopeful that come November they will be “Our Couple.”