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Morning Word, 08-29-12

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August 29, 2012, 12:00 am
By Matthew Reichbach
Tonight is Gov. Susana Martinez's big night. Her big introduction to the American people in the form of a high profile spot at the Republican National Convention. Martinez gets to speak just ahead of one of the most anticipated speeches of the convention -- that of Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Martinez's speech will go out to tens of millions of viewers on all three major broadcast networks, not to mention the 24-hour news channels.

These things can make a big difference. Remember, it was a speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 where Barack Obama began his ascent that ended up in the White House.

But there are literally hundreds of others who have given speeches at modern nominating conventions that have not went on to the great heights of President.

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