From Ann Romney’s humanizing portrait of her husband on Tuesday night to Paul Ryan’s attack on all things Democrat on Wednesday, the Republican National Convention is actually turning out to be a successful convention for the GOP. In this episode of Nation Conversations, The Nation’s John Nichols explains that If Mitt can make a passable speech this evening, it will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.

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