In his acceptance speech tonight, Mitt Romney will assail President Obama’s economic and foreign policy record and argue that he has not lived up to the hype of 2008.

An excerpt from Romney’s remarks:

“(F)or too many Americans, these good days are harder to come by. How many days have you woken up feeling that something really special was happening in America?”

“Many of you felt that way on Election Day four years ago. Hope and Change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I’d ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama?”

“You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had, was the day you voted for him.”

Rep. Paul Ryan’s speech might have helped him more than Romney.

Ryan’s speech drew fewer viewers than Sarah Palin’s speech in 2008.

The Romney campaign launched a new website to tout the candidate’s “sterling business career.”

A Schenectady company owned by Bain Capital has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

President Obama admires Romney for his family life, personal discipline and outward practice of his Mormon faith.

Sen. Ron Johnson reiterates what he told me last night on our YNN/NY1 late-night show: Wisconsin is in play this November.

Stephen Baldwin “wouldn’t have much of a choice” but to vote for his brother, Alec, if he runs for mayor of NYC, which he does believe will happen “at some point in the future.”

Longtime Newt Gingrich aide Rick Tyler is joining Akin’s US Senate campaign.

JCOPE posted a list of 60 statewide or legislative candidates who have failed to file an annual financial disclosure statement.

JCOPE called a “special meeting” on Sept. 4. No additional details were available, but speculation is this will mark the start of the investigation into the Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.

Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin isn’t so sure a JCOPE investigation of l’affaire Lopez matters anyway.

In contrast to attorney Gloria Allred’s comments, a spokesman for Assembly Democrat spokesman insisted: “At all times, the Assembly has acted to protect the privacy of the victims and has deferred to their preferences.”

Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz is calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign and compared him to disgraced former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Former assemblyman Frank Seddio’s campaign to become the next chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic County Organization is fully underway; he hired George Arzt to assist in his effort.

Rep. Tim Bishop released an internal poll that shows him with a solid lead over Randy Altschuler.

The campaign treasurer for Assembly candidate Ben Akselrod has resigned, outraged that his address was put on thousands of mailers to neighbors that said crime is up in the “negrohood.”

Kristin Davis (AKA the Manhattan Madam) is moving ahead with a possible run for NYC mayor in 2013.

This must make NJ Gov. Chris Christie happy.