Again, from the New York Times‘ live coverage:

Inside the ballroom, where the floor was about two-thirds filled, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, one of Mr. Romney’s most loyal surrogates, addressed guests by phone, his image on large monitors. After he recited figures for various Ohio counties in a voice that sounded a bit downbeat, he signed off with “Thank you for letting me a part of this amazing journey.’’ There was only the smallest ripple of applause.

The cover band launched into Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams Come True.’’

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