Ryan hits hard on Obama, economy in speech ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/globe staff Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan stood on stage with his children, his wife, and his mother. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Convention attendees listened to Ryan's speech. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images An attendee posed next to a campaign poster at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Joe Skippe /REUTERS Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waved from the VIP box with her granddaughter Chloe and her son Matt. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Romney sat in his hotel room with his grandchildren as he watched a broadcast of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's speech. Jae C. Hong/associated press Texas delegate Patrick O'Daniel from Austin fashioned a fighting Romney doll. Jae C. Hong/associated press Pages prepared signs before distributing them to delegates Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Campaign signs sat on seats in front of a national debt clock Wednesday. John Tlumacki/globe staff Sen. John McCain addressed the convention. Lynne Sladky/associated press Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waved to delegates. Adrees Latif/REUTERS A demonstrator gave a peace sign gesture while taking part in a protest march. Dave Martin/associated press Police officer Carolyn Schwalm videotaped demonstrators. Tom Pennington/Getty Images A mediator negotiated a standoff between a group of protesters and law enforcement officers that shut down traffic in downtown Tampa. John Tlumacki/globe staff Ohio delegates bowed their heads during the invocation. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images Video of former presidents George Bush, father and son, played on multiple giant screens at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. John Tlumacki/globe staff A delegate took a picture between empty seats before the start of the night. Jason Reed/REUTERS Members of a color guard walked through the convention hall before the start of the third session. John Tlumacki /globe staff Ayla Brown sang the national anthem. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Pat Tippett and Linda Dennison, both from Georgia, wore GOP logo cut-off jean jackets with matching blue hats Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/associated press Wisconsin delegates held masks of Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman who has now ascended to the rank of vice presidential candidate. Jason Reed/REUTERS Pages reacted to video of the two Bush presidents Wednesday. Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS Paul Ryan waved as he took the stage to accept the nomination.