TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Republican convention will focus on Mitt Romney's ability as a business man to fix the country's woes in a departure from the usual convention agenda.
The change recognizes that the presidential hopeful cannot win on his personality and personal life alone, The Washington Post reported.
With less than three months to go until Election Day, Romney's approval rating is at 40 percent, a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted earlier this month indicated. That's among the lowest ranking of any presidential candidate at this point in a campaign.
"A Better Future," the convention's theme announced Friday, is aimed at convincing voters Romney is the economic doctor capable of curing the nation's ills.
Many of the speeches will be tailored to define why Romney's plans can create jobs and reduce the debt. Speakers will likely include Olympic athletes who will talk about how Romney saved the 2002 Olympic Games from financial disaster, campaign advisers said.
Chief campaign strategist Stuart Stevens said the Tampa conclave will be "a chance to talk about Romney, it's a chance to talk about what the solutions are -- it's why this person at this moment is so right for this moment."
Still, the convention won't gloss over Romney's personal side. His wife, Ann, their five sons and 18 grandchildren will have prominent roles. They will be featured in a film shot this summer at the family's vacation campground in New Hampshire.