TAMPA, Florida -- The Republican National Convention comes to a close Thursday with the acceptance speech of Governor Mitt Romney.
In the ramp-up to the election the GOP has enlisted the help of his former opponents in the race for the White House. Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Texas Governor Rick Perry have all made the rounds selling the Romney-Ryan ticket.
Thursday morning Governor Perry addressed the Texas delegation. After a rousing speech with five standing ovations, the governor sat down with Texas reporters to talk about his role.
“Mitt Romney is a very capable public speaker. He is a formidable individual when it comes to standing up, and if Mitt gets as close as Ann Romney did, then it will be a stirring success,” said Perry.
The governor also spoke about being a former Romney rival. “Well I look at it like two young people who are going at it on a collegiate football field to be the starting quarterback -- there’s only going to be one, and we chose our quarterback. I’m excited about being able to work, and to help, and to carry the message across America,” the governor said.
“I feel very comfortable that having been here for two days, and after tonight I expect even more so, that a victory is ahead for the Republican Party to win back the White House of the United States," governor Perry said.