Boston University's...Mike Eruzione!
Olympian Michael Eruzione, capital of "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, speaking now to big applause. "Mitt Romney was there to salvage a desperate situation," said Eruzione about the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Mitt Romney served as president and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Organizing Committee. Romney is credited with saving the Games wrought with financial problems and corruption before falling under the former governor’s management
NBC will be showing the Olympians speaking in 5 hours. #tapedelay
CNN's Candy Crowley says the convention hall is nearly packed to the rafters and that the floor is standing room only.
"Stay with us for history in the making," says Anderson Cooper. Three big speeches to come in the next 80 minutes.
Sarah Palin, in an interview on Fox News right now where she is a paid contributor, says she was "very pleased" with Paul Ryan's speech at the convention Wednesday night. Palin was the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee; Ryan is the V.P. nominee this year.
TOUCHING moment: as Olympian Derek Parra talks about the 9/11 flag entering Olympic stadium.
Agree RT @bdomenech: Increasingly confident Romney will lead on school choice policy in more than token ways. Very good. #BlazeRNC
Coming up - a video tribute to Mitt Romney. His acceptance speech is coming next hour.
Paul Ryan is seated in the convention hall now. Romney's speech is expected in the 10 p.m. ET hour.
Yes, Clint Eastwood was previously a Mayor of Carmel, CA.
Not yet sure how testimonials to Romney affecting national audience -- your tweets mixed -- but very moving to delegates in hall. #CNN
UNDECIDED VOTER in the House: The young woman singing, with the glittery blue eye liner and red highlights told me she hasn't decided yet.
The issue in this election, Palin says, is "what will allow these Carhartts and steel toed boots to get back to work?"
Estas equivocado RT @sullydish: I've now seen more women minorities on podium than in crowd: this is a lie. This is not a diverse party.
BeBe Winans is singing now. Watch it live on CNN.
Enjoying Bebe Winans song "America, America." Great patriotic album with a soulful twist. #2012GOP. Hope he's with us in Charlotte.
As reported by Wolf Blitzer: BeBe Winans is a registered Democrat.
Here is the video tribute to Mitt Romney...the entire stage is lighting up, with various images and videos. Watch live on CNN now.
We heard a lot about music last night from Paul Ryan. TRIVIA: What type of music does Marco Rubio (speaking soon live on CNN) say is his favorite?
This is more on Mitt Romney and the Olympics, featuring Olympians. And also talking about now Ann Romney's cancer diagnosis.
Home movies in this video. Watch it live on CNN now.
Tonight, we will see another side of Romney. A side we've never seen. Is that possible?
Romney talking about his father, George Romney, a businessman and politician, in this video tribute
NICELY DONE: Convention goes to prime time with USA-USA chant.
"Pretty impressive," says Alex Castellanos of the video - as a political ad.
And now, here comes Clint Eastwood.