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.
Mitt Romney didn't get a big boost in the polls after he named Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate, new polls out Wednesday revealed. Romney and President Barack Obama remain locked in a tight race for the White House.
Todd Akin, the Republican Congressman running for U.S. Senate, is resisting growing calls by fellow Republicans to withdraw from the race in the wake of comments on Sunday where he said women who are "legitimately raped" have ways of shutting down their own reproductive systems so they don't get pregnant.
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.
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