WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans heading to their party convention are eager to hear an earful about the shortcomings of President Barack Obama's record, the woeful U.S. economy and the competing visions of the two presidential candidates.
What they aren't looking for is any mention of compromise, which most Americans say is necessary to get the nation back on track.
The Republicans want a party like in 1980, when the GOP ousted a Democratic president after one term.
Delegates from around the country have big dreams for the Aug. 27-30 gathering in Tampa, Fla., where Mitt Romney will accept the party's nomination.
They sketched out a sharp message they want to hear from convention speakers, which include onetime White House hopefuls, GOP governors, congressional leaders and the party's top recruits for jobs in Washington.