TODAY   |  August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney makes his case to nation at RNC

Accepting the GOP nomination for president at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney’s speech was thin on policy specifics. Instead, he made a direct appeal to women and focused on his achievements as a husband and father. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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>> alexander in lakeland, florida this morning. peter, good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning to you. the romney campaign said it's feeling very good after mitt romney 's acceptance speech last night. hires first national audience. a senior adviser put it, he knocked it out of the park a celebration a short time, fairwell rally rolling out their new planes. that's the one mitt romney will get on. it reads, "believe in america." last night mitt romney encouraged people to consider whether their lives were better now than four years ago and urge them for not feeling guilty for giving up on president obama . mitt romney claiming his place atop the republican party .

>> i accept your nomination for president of the united states .

>> reporter: speaking to struggling americans he accused the president of setting lofty goals but not making progress to improve the economy.

>> president obama made the promise to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and every day dad gave mom a rose he put on her bedside table. that's how she found out what happened the day he died.

>> he closed by offering a renewed sense of american optimism.

>> let us din good looking on the rom and ryan families at times seemed uncomfortable. by night's end they all celebrated on stage together, triumphantly closing the convention. ahead of the democratic national convention the romney/ryan campaign is not willing to see the spotlight. ohio, virginia, back here in florida.