POLITICO: Inside The Campaign: How Mitt Romney StruggledSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 09/16/2012 - 20:14
Politico: Inside The Campaign: How Mitt Romney Struggled
By MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI | 9/16/12 7:46 PM EDT
There were plans to publish portions of speech chief Romney strategist Stevens ordered and then scrapped, just days before convention...
The Romney campaign has to push back on these kind of things and stop letting the left-wing press set the narratives. Though, it is interesting that it appears incompetent RINOs are still #1 in charge in the campaign.
Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s top strategist, knew his candidate’s convention speech needed a memorable mix of loft and grace if he was going to bound out of Tampa with an authentic chance to win the presidency. So Stevens, bypassing the speechwriting staff at the campaign’s Boston headquarters, assigned the sensitive task of drafting it to Peter Wehner, a veteran of the last three Republican White Houses and one of the party’s smarter wordsmiths.
Not a word Wehner wrote was ever spoken.
Stevens junked the entire thing, setting off a chaotic, eight-day scramble that would produce an hour of prime-time problems for Romney, including Clint Eastwood’s meandering monologue to an empty chair.