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August 29th, 2012
11:27 AM ET

Five things we learned at the Republican National Convention

By Paul Steinhauser and Kevin Liptak, CNN

(CNN) - The first full day of the Republican National Convention was heavy with female speakers and light on the red meat that normally fires up the base. Here are five things we learned from the convention's first night:

Ann Romney's speech lives up to expectations

Ann Romney spelled it out right near the top of her speech: "I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party."

Instead, her mission was to present to voters a softer and warmer side of her husband, something that polls show isn't apparent to many Americans.

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