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Sons: Romney 'is going to let people get to know him'

Mitt Romney’s decision to talk more about his faith and commitment to the Mormon church has provided the nation with an opportunity to see his personal side, the Republican presidential candidate's sons said Tuesday on TODAY.“He’s obviously not running for pastor-in-chief, he’s running for commander-in-chief, but he knows people want to get to know him on a deeper level,” Matt Romney tol

Mitt Romney’s decision to talk more about his faith and commitment to the Mormon church has provided the nation with an opportunity to see his personal side, the Republican presidential candidate's sons said Tuesday on TODAY.

“He’s obviously not running for pastor-in-chief, he’s running for commander-in-chief, but he knows people want to get to know him on a deeper level,” Matt Romney told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on the Republican National Convention floor. “The convention is going to be part of that. I think he’s going to let people get to know him in a much more intimate level.”

Romney has been reluctant to speak about the religion he grew up with until giving a pair of recent interviews on the topic, including one with NBC's Brian Williams.

Romney is expected to be officially nominated for the presidency Tuesday night in Tampa. 

The men described how the family originally debated whether Mitt should make another run. It wasn’t an easy decision for anyone involved, but “ultimately, we decided no matter how it is for our family, it’s great for the country,” Matt Romney said. 

Romney, his sons revealed, has been making tweaks to his nomination acceptance speech.

“He’s anxious to share his vision for this country,” Craig Romney said. “I think he thinks the American dream is in danger of being washed away. There are 23 million Americans unemployed and he has a plan to get them back to work.”

The Romney sons also spoke about the pride they feel for their mother, Ann Romney, as she stumps for her husband on the campaign trail despite her health limitations from multiple sclerosis.

“She has to struggle with that everyday, but really doing so well with that and then to see her with my dad, supporting him in ways she really shouldn’t be able to do,” Josh Romney said. “We have a ton of pride for my mom.”

Ann Romney will make a speech Tuesday night at the Republican convention, and the event will be an emotional one for the family, said Tagg Romney, the self-admitted crier in the bunch.

“This is a big moment. It’s amazing to see this happen,” he said. “None of us thought this would happen.”

Eun Kyung Kim is a TODAY.com contributor based in Washington. You can follow her on Twitter @eunkim

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