Utah delegation gets special greeting from Mitt Romney on his big night at Republican National Convention
She said Romney, who appointed a number of women to key roles in his administration, made it clear "he's not afraid to have powerful, competent women around him. He understands the kind of contributions they can make and he values that. That's huge."
The Olympics were also highlighted in the final night of the convention, with a group of Olympians taking the stage to voice their support for Romney.
Among them was Olympic gold medalist speedskater Derek Parra, who ended up getting so close to Romney that he lived in his Deer Valley home for a while after the 2002 Winter Games.
Parra said he was proud to take the stage at the GOP convention because he believes Romney "can do for this country what he did for the Olympics, and put us back on top."
For bobsledder Jim Shea, also a gold medalist in 2002, being on the stage was an opportunity to return a favor.
"Mitt Romney was at the finish line in my race," Shea said. "He was there at my big moment. I want to be at his."
Shea made a number of appearances for the campaign during this week's convention, all but losing his voice describing over and over how Romney stepped up to unsnarl traffic at a parking lot after a pre-Games meeting for Olympic volunteers.
"That's the way he handled everything," Shea said, calling Romney's nomination "an amazing point in history and I'm so happy to be part of it."
Thursday morning, Mitt and Ann Romney attended a family reunion breakfast of more than 150 members of their families gathered at the convention from around the country, including Utah delegate Greg Robinson.
Robinson, whose mother Jane is Mitt Romney's sister, said it was "pretty powerful to be together this morning. The mood was very much we're on the verge of history. There was a tremendous confidence."
A wealth adviser who lives in Park City, Robinson said he isn't surprised to see a Romney nominated for president.
"We had a feeling growing up that someone in our family might someday be president," Robinson said. At one time, he said, the family thought it would be Romney's late father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney.
Robinson teared up as he described what it meant to see his uncle accept the nomination. "It's emotional," he said. "He's a great, great man."
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