But amidst the praise, some Republicans are still hoping to see and hear Mitt Romney, their presidential candidate, make a powerful, uniting speech on Thursday night. They're also hoping he'll speak specifically and in a way that appeals to women voters.
As the Republican party gears up for the 2012 presidential election – and as a number of states legislatures consider their own "birther" bills – how will this issue play for potential Republican candidates?
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