Mitt Romney will not take the stage until Thursday, but the GOP’s long-planned push to introduce its nominee begins in earnest early this week. A series of speakers, from family members to surrogates, will talk glowingly about Romney’s biography, which has rarely been the campaign’s focus.
According to convention staffers, each night’s official theme is a variation of Romney’s economic-heavy message. But Romney aides say the contender’s personal story will frequently be the subtext. “Right now, people need to know more about him,” says Charlie Black, a Romney adviser. “His background will be emphasized.”