Mitt Romney is now officially the GOP candidate for president. In his speech accepting his party's nomination, he tried to accomplish a number of things – present a more "human" side of his personality, rally the base with tough talk on the economy and foreign policy, and reach out to swing voters. Did he pull it off? Guest host Judy Muller takes a look and considers what the Democrats may be planning as a strategy to counteract the week of relentless attacks from the GOP. Also, federal courts strike down two Texas voting laws, and the convention as television production. Did Clint Eastwood upstage Mitt? A look at the ratings and the spectacle.
To the Point is broadcasting live from the Republican convention all week. You can find all our coverage at KCRW.org/election2012.
Banner image: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledge applause during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 30, 2012. Photo by Joe Skipper/Reuters