Posted by MikeT23 on 8/29/2012 12:29:00 PM (view original):
If what's being said is to be believed, the speakers aren't reading from a script devised by Team Romney. So someone going "off point" shouldn't be big shocker. I imagine there's someone getting his *** chewed for letting NM guy speak about Fed money when the theme is "We built this". I guess he wasn't properly vetted or just went renegade.
Right before her speech, Bob Schieffer (CBS news) pointed out that Ann Romney typically writes her own speeches and prefers to give them without a teleprompter. But "Team Romney" insisted they they she a speech writer and a teleprompter so that they could control her time on stage. Then she went out and gave a horrible speech that did little service to her as a potential First Lady, and even less to women in general. Not sure how that's going to help the Republicans sway those women voters who are already on the fence to their side. Unless they just don't care.
As my wife pointed out immediately after the speech, the first half of AR's speech pointed out how important the role of a wife/mother is in supporting a husband and family, then she spent the second half of her speech basically saying that everything Mitt did, he did it all by himself wih no help at all. A mixed message that made me wonder what the point of putting her on the stage was.