FREDERICK COUNTY, MD - Our local delegates who attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa say it was a huge success.
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney spoke to millions of people at the convention. Among those watching him on the convention floor included Delegate Michael Hough.
"I thought it was great from somebody who was on the floor and got to watch the three days worth of speeches. I'm really excited about the election going forward. I was excited already, and I think most Republicans now were against Obama, and I think the majority now are for Romney. They see why Romney was a great pick and a great candidate, and he's a great person," said Hough, (R) - Frederick and Washington Counties.
This was Delegate Kelly Schulz's second convention but the first as a delegate. Schulz was an alternate delegate at the 2008 Republican National Convention.
She thinks Romney helped voters to get to know his personal side through his speech.
"I thought that overall he exuded a level of confidence in being able to put the country back on a solid financial basis that it was very important for the American people to understand that and hear it directly from him on a national level," said Schulz, (R) - Frederick County.
Actor Clint Eastwood spoke to an imaginary President Barack Obama in an empty chair at the RNC convention. The delegates think Romney can put money back into taxpayer's empty wallets and create jobs.
"My hope is he'll continue to focus on jobs and how to turn this country around," Hough said. "I think during the convention a lot of focus was on people who immigrated to this country and have built a successful business. I think that's what we need. Someone like Mitt Romney who knows how business works."
Schulz said she appreciated the positive tone during the convention.
"It never became extremely negative towards the current administration, and I think we all appreciated that because at the convention, highlighting our positives, the confidence we have in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, was the most crucial thing," Schulz said.
Now Republican convention delegates can reflect on their exciting experience and wait to see the outcome of the November 6th election.