Inside the campaign: How Mitt lost his luster
WASHINGTON, DC: Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney‘s star strategist, knew his candidates intriguing convention speech needed a lust-filled fix of loft and grace if he was going to bound out of Tampa with an actual chance to win Presidency. So Stevens, bypassing initial speech-writing protocols, assigned the gut-wrenching task of drafting said speech to Peter Wehner — a veteran of the last three Repub. White Houses and one of the party’s more experienced wordsmiths.
Stevens then tossed the entire thing – -causing severe scrambles for Mitt Romney including that ever-so-now-famous speech from Clint Eastwood who famously had an argument with an empty chair that we’re sure was meant to be Obama.
Romney’s convention stumbles almost instantaneously provoked several worries, questions, and public gripes in recent weeks moreover due to the campaign’s leading ‘Scapegoat’ Stevens himself.
This article is loosely based on accounts from numerous members of Romney’s campaign staff.
In a lengthy interview published Sunday, Stevens refused to discuss a few topics but did defend the campaign’s current performance status:
“Like all campaigns, we have good days and bad days. I’m happy to take responsibility for the bad days,” he said. “This is a tremendously talented team.”
To pin the blame for many of Romney’s gaffs solely on Stevens would be to say the least immature — as the C.E.O of a $1billion start-up — R0mney ultimately bears the responsibility of the outcomes of the decisions he in the end allowed to happen.
Nevertheless, Wehner, the campaign’s brand new speech writer came up with this memorable line during the convention days;
“The incumbent president is trying to lower the expectations of our nation to the sorry level of his own achievement. He only wins if you settle.”
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