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Analysis: Romney Acceptance Speech Heavy On Obama Attacks, Heavier On Autobiography

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves on stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 30: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves on stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Larry Kane

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS) – Romney was very heavy on the Obama attacks, heavier on autobiography and still light on the details of his recovery program, but it was a speech filled with Americana from its story of family roots, building businesses and family pride.

The millions of people outside of this convention will decide if the speech will speed him toward the White House, but Pennsylvania Delegate, Bucks County State Representative Bernie O’Neill says he’s thrilled with the candidate.

kane larry tight Analysis: Romney Acceptance Speech Heavy On Obama Attacks, Heavier On Autobiography

(KYW’s Larry Kane)

“You’re talking about a gentleman who was the Republican governor of the most liberal state in the union, where there’s only 13 percent Republican and almost took out a Kennedy for Senate. So, I don’t think anybody has accused him of being extreme right-wing. But, I think he’s bringing all those groups together here at the Republican Party.”

For a delegate like Aubrey Fenton from Burlington County, it’s been an upbeat experience.

“Every year, you have a different organization. You have a new people, you have a different energy. And I saw more diversity this year than I saw four years ago in Minnesota. I’m seeing more people of different age groups. So, I think it’s an area in which we’re improving.”

For O’Neill, Fenton and their fellow area delegates it was a week of ideology, speeches, and lots of verbal attacks against the Democrats and a ton of hope, especially in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Three states bathed in political blue.

Now, the attention shifts to Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Democratic National Convention begins next week.

Watch for KYW Special Contributor Larry Kane’s reports from the Democratic National Convention all next week.

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