Analysts say one of Mitt Romney's goals in tonight's speech as he accepts the GOP presidential nomination is to "establish some connection" with Americans who are struggling. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, became a speech writer for the conservative Republican politician Jack Kemp after graduating from college in 1992. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ron Paul supporters pose with posters on the floor of the RNC on Monday in Tampa. They put "Ron Paul" over the word "We" on a GOP sign that says "We Can Do Better." Liz Halloran/NPR hide caption

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Despite Fact Checks, Romney Escalates Welfare Work Requirement Charge

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President Barack Obama gets a beer and a pork chop as he visits the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Earlier, the president gave a man at a coffee shop a bottle of the White House's home brew. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What a difference 14 years makes. Here, Bill Clinton departs the White House on July 31, 1998, after telling reporters he wouldn't take questions about the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Trail, Even Republicans Spin Clinton Years Into Gold

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks to the media at the Capitol in March. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brawl Over Romney's Tax Returns, Harry Reid Gets Marquee Billing

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Just How Blind Are Blind Trusts, Anyway?

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Will these Green Bay fans be cheering as much as they did during the 2011 Super Bowl when their beloved Packer games are interrupted by local political ads this fall? Matt Ludtke/Getty Images hide caption

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Between Touchdowns And Triple Jumps, Politicians Are Popping Up On Sports TV

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President Obama meets with Jason and Ali McLaughlin and their son, Cooper, while visiting their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Obama at a stop on his bus tour of Ohio in Port Clinton on July 5. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Swing State TV Stations Spiking Ad Rates As Campaign Cash Pours In

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a pie shell with store owner Linda Hundt during a campaign stop Tuesday in DeWitt, Mich. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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With Polka Band And Pie, Romney Wraps Up Small-Town Tour In Michigan

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