"I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family," she told the national audience. "I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours."
Aboard a charter flight from Massachusetts to Tampa, Mrs. Romney fretted that reading off a teleprompter -- something she has rarely done -- isn't her strong suit.
Her rock star turn now passed, Mrs. Romney will join Janna Ryan, the vice presidential nominee's wife, at a campaign rally Wednesday morning at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, Florida.
Then it's off to an event at St. Petersburg All Children's Hospital in nearby St. Petersburg and the Latino Coalition Luncheon at the Sheraton East back in Tampa.