Mitt Romney’s entire speech to the Republican National Convention was scrapped just eight days before he was due to give it and two new speechwriters were brought in to produce another one, it is claimed.
But even their effort ended up in the trash as Romney and his campaign adviser Stuart Stevens ended up “cobbling together” the final version that the GOP candidate gave in Tampa on August 30, Politico reports.
That speech was put together so hastily that it failed to include any salute to U.S. troops or even a mention of the ongoing war in Afghanistan.
And Romney’s day was made even worse when convention organizers allowed Clint Eastwood to decide at the last minute to take a chair with him on stage for his speech immediately before the candidate’s. The two-time Oscar-winner’s rambling address garnered far more headlines than Romney’s and subsequent polling found most people thought it was the highlight of the night.
Stevens did not deny the report. In an interview with Politico, he said, ““The governor writes his speeches,” adding, “He reaches out to a lot of people. … We don’t discuss who works on what. It’s all just the Romney campaign. Everything is just the Romney campaign.
Read More at Newsmax. By Martin Gould.
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