It's the last day of the Republican convention and tonight Mitt Romney officially accepts the party's nomination for president. It's a big deal and he's expected to give a big speech. Less than 15 hours ahead of it, the Washington Post indicates he might still be working the final draft.
It is not unusual for Romney to tinker with his speeches only minutes before he delivers them. Earlier this month in Ohio, Romney was set to deliver a speech outside the stately town square in Chillicothe. ...
But as Romney’s motorcade made its way across the Buckeye State that afternoon, Romney and [his chief political strategist Stuart] Stevens were aboard the campaign bus crafting new lines to add on a completely different subject. Minutes before Romney was to deliver the speech, his campaign released a second batch of excerpts – including some of the harshest rhetoric of his campaign.
And as night fell on Chillicothe, Romney thundered, “Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.”