The speaker was Ivanka Trump, the sleeveless studded sheath came from her own line, and the candidate she spoke about was her father. He hires the best person for the job.
"I do not consider myself a Republican or a Democrat", she said.
Trump told Earhardt that she believes her convention speech will be an "unbelievable opportunity" to show her father as she knows him, "both in the capacity as a great personal mentor to me and an wonderful father".
Now let's look at equal pay - an issue that is not only central to the issue of women's equality generally, but also to the economic health of families around the country, as women are primary breadwinners in 40 percent of all American households, as Ivanka herself pointed out.
Later in her remarks she outlined a new policy agenda for her father. If Daddy is voted into the White House, even her pleading eyes will not stop Trump from abandoning North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, building walls or deporting millions of Muslims.
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Her father has low ratings among women voters.
His eldest daughter dismissed criticism that her father is divisive by predicting that the nation will come together when they see results.
Her speech gave hope to many as she described her father's agenda. "He'd always tell everyone in the room how great a daughter I was and say cute things and ask me about a test I took", Trump told CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger in an interview.
On Monday, the attention of the Republican National Convention was focused on Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
She has emerged the poised, credible ballast of her father's campaign, and she might just be its saving grace. "His best running mate by the way would be Ivanka", he told NBC News this month. What sort of job does Donald Trump Jr. have, because we all pretty much know what that other Donald Trump does for a living, right? She manages to stay supportive of her family, yet does not pander to journalists' probing questions or engage in dirty Twitter spats.
She added: "So even if I bomb, my father won't hold it against me".
In fact, as I was waiting for her to take the stage, her latest newsletter hit my inbox at 8:10 p.m., with the subject line "Don't sweat it". But he was, I think more than anything, he really tried to lead us by example.