TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — He's a candidate who's sometimes been seen as stiff or distant, and Mitt Romney set out to combat that image with an acceptance speech that was full of personal themes.
He spoke of his Mormon faith, and the influence of his mother and father -- who've both been dead for more than a decade. His parents, he said, "gave their kids the greatest gift of all -- the gift of unconditional love." And he said it's a gift that he and his wife, Ann, have tried to pass along to their children.
Romney told of the burden faced by his wife in raising five boys as he traveled and launched his business career.
And he told of how his Mormon church was a source of support, and an opportunity to help others.