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Ann Romney says women want a 'grown up' as President, reflects on Mitt great job at RNC speech

Team Romney will head to Louisiana today to view storm damage from Isaac after he wraps up a campaign event in Florida later this morning. After the tour, Romney will begin the final phase of his presidential campaign.

Last night, Romney closed out the Republican Convention with the biggest speech of his political career. It included a Reagan-esque attack on President Obama's performance.

This morning on "Starting Point," CNN's Candy Crowley interviews Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife, about how she felt he did during the speech. She says she knew he'd done a great job. "Mitt was confident, he felt very good about his speech," she says. She said after the speech they reflected on their family members who had passed and what they would have thought about his candidacy.

Crowley also asks Ann whether the Republican party has an image issue with women, and what she thinks female voters are looking for in the next President.

“I will tell you what I’m hearing from women across the country right now. Those that may not have voted for a Republican in the past are coming up and telling me this. That enough is enough. That they care not about their own job, and their children’s job and their husband’s job, which they do care about because they’re worried about those. They are also caring about the legacy of debt that we’re leaving their children. I think they recognize that it’s time for someone that understands the economy, understands job creation, understands how responsible he’s going to be in making sure that their children are not going to be burdened with the debts,” Romney says.

She adds, “I’m hearing from so many women that may not have considered voting for a Republican before that said it’s time for the grown up to come. The man that’s going to take this very seriously. And take the future of our children very, very seriously. I very much believe it’s going to be an economic election. And I think a lot of women may be voting this cycle around in a different way than they usually are. And that is thinking about the economy. Thinking about their own jobs, their husbands jobs, but also thinking about the future.”

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