NBC News | August 28, 2012
>> david gregory watching along with us. tom?
>> four years ago the democrats opened their convention with two very strong women. hillary clinton and michelle obama . and john mccain was watching at the time and that's when he made the decision to go for sarah palin . he thought they had to reach women. this contest will be a lot about gender, about women. and the romney campaign has been working very hard to get to suburban women as part of their team going forward. they do have some issues when it becomes the social issues that are in play here. i thought tonight that mrs. romney made a very strong case. not just for her husband but also for why he ought to be president. she was more animated inle ways in that appearance than he has been in his big speeches. we'll see how it plays out. i think the two best campaigners in this campaign, michelle obama and ann romney .
>> and david, emphasis on well delivered. that was a sweeping job with that speech.
>> and a real debut for ann romney who is the best spokesperson for their love story , for their marriage. you cannot get any more personal about mitt romney than the love of his life and how he fell in love and as a father, somebody so deeply faithful that he commits himself to helping others. i thought it was striking, too. i i think they went out of her way. they're so wealthy but they had humble beginnings in their marriage, real people with real problems. she went out of her way to say we have a real marriage. i think those things are important. you can trust her husband. that he cares about you. these are things that i think mitt romney needed someone to say to a broad audience watching at home on television, that he may not be as comfortable communicating himself.