Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney's highly anticipated speech Thursday night will examine his philosophical view on the role of government, offer his biography, review what he calls President Barack Obama's failures and provide his vision on how to solve the nation's most pressing problems, campaign officials told CNN.
The planned 30-minute address concludes the storm-shortened Republican National Convention with Romney's acceptance of his party's nomination to run against Obama in November.
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Romney's prime-time, nationally televised speech provides a first chance for the former Massachusetts governor to reach a broad American audience, said the officials, who briefed CNN on condition of not being identified.
Other speakers will include former business associates, people who worked alongside Romney in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his lieutenant governor in Massachusetts, and former Olympic athletes as part of an effort to shed light on the candidate's background and experience, the campaign officials said.
In addition, leading Republican figures such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will speak before Romney.
Gingrich and his wife, Callista, will talk about GOP icon Ronald Reagan, while Bush will discuss education, which the campaign officials described as his "pet issue." Rubio, who will introduce Romney, will tell his own personal story of the American dream and link it to Romney's story as part of the nation's social tapestry, according to the campaign officials.