By Mark Curtis
The race for the White House is really heating up right now and ABC–6 will be there every step of the way. Our political correspondent Mark Curtis will be at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He has this preview of what's to come this week.
They campaigned together in New Hampshire, but now the GOP road show heads to Tampa for the Republican National Convention. Political analysts say Mitt Romney needs to focus on one main issue.
"He has got to make a clear indication to the American people that he is focused on the economy and jobs, and I think that is what his speech has got to talk about," said ABC 6 Chief Political Analyst Buddy Cianci.
With the presidential race tightening in the polls, experts believe Republicans must sell themselves this week, to people who have not yet made up their minds.
Rhode Island College Communications Professor Kay Israel says, "In other words, can an undecided – if there is such a thing – voter, decide that they're comfortable with his (Romney's) moderate position."
And aside from trying to define the Republican agenda, experts say you're likely to hear lot of criticism of President Obama.
Simpson College Political Analyst John Epperson says, "It's critical for them to project an air of likability; of believable. You have to convince people that you are a credible alternative to the incumbent."
For many Americans the convention will offer a chance to learn a lot more about Vice Presidential running mate Paul Ryan.
ABC-6 News will be at the Republican National Convention in Tampa all week long, brining you the latest on Campaign 2012.