Words warm, combative as GOP nominates Romney Speakers put a focus on state of the country ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/globe staff A speech by Ann Romney— the nominee’s wife and most important political adviser — was the centerpiece of the night. John Tlumacki/globe staff Mitt Romney joined Ann after she addressed the convention, making his first appearance on stage. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS N.J. Governor Chris Christie rallied the party toward a path of hard decisions and hard work. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former US Rep. Artur Davis, who seconded President Obama’s nomination at the DNC in 2008, spoke to Republican delegates. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Scott Romney, brother of the GOP presidential candidate, cheered after reading down the votes for the state of Michigan. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican delegates said the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of Day 2. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Speaker of the House John Boehner addressed delegates on Day 2. John Tlumacki/globe staff Rep. Ron Paul entered the arena for Day 2 of the convention. Win McNamee/Getty Images Alan Philp, of Colorado, wore an elephant hat during the convention. Jae C. Hong/Associated press Michigan delegate Linda Lee Tarver showed off her GOP-inspired ring. Rick Wilking/REUTERS One convention-goer wore Stars and Stripes heels. John Tlumacki/globe staff A prayer room was set up at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the convention. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Luis Larotta (left) and Jeremy Blosser of the Texas delegation chanted "point of order" during the convention. John Tlumacki/globe staff The cowboy hats of the Texas delegates formed a pattern. Tom Pennington/Getty Images Demonstrators marched through a downtown street during an organized protest. Philip Andrews/REUTERS Protesters also marched with an effigy of Romney during the demonstration. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images Delegates faced photographers and cameras as they posed for the official Republican National Convention photograph. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images RNC Chairman Reince Priebus gaveled open Day 2 of the convention.