The voters Mitt Romney most needs to connect with during Thursday’s acceptance speech aren’t in the Republican National Convention hall. They’re swing voters in their living rooms in places like Iowa, Nevada and Virginia.
Romney, now the official GOP nominee, takes the stage in the 10 o’clock hour in Tampa, Fla.
Of the states deemed most competitive for the fall, four are in the Eastern time zone: Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia. Two are an hour behind in the Central time zone: Iowa and Wisconsin.
Romney’s speech will be delivered in the 8 p.m. hour in Colorado and the 7 p.m. hour in Nevada.
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