There is no excuse for even one major political speech to be poorly written. But three? Romney should fire his entire team for having the three most important speeches of the GOP convention so poorly written and poorly framed.
If Mitt Romney wanted to connect with his audience, he mostly succeeded, at least with the audience inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He was measured in tone, not really bombastic and full of pronouncements of love about his family and what he hopes for America.
The only thing that moved me about Chris Christie's speech was his invocation of the memory of his Sicilian mother. Sounds like she might have made one hell of a presidential candidate, a lot better than the one Christie had so little to say about Tuesday night.
One of the reasons this Republican convention has been so deathly dull is that the real action isn't at the convention. It's at Cracker Bay. That's the name of the yacht where the Romney team just hosted top donors.
Groovy wife or not, Romney is still the same guy who, along with his running-mate Paul Ryan, have such "severely" conservative extremist views on gay marriage, reproduction, abortion and rape that they make women's and indies' hair curl.
Dear Mrs. Romney, I was looking forward to your speech at the Republican National Convention. But I've got to tell you that you kind of threw me for a loop with some of your comments.
Does that mean that the United States of America, the great country to which I immigrated 55 years ago -- a country I adopted and which I thought had adopted me -- really hasn't been "my country" all or some of these years?
Last night, Ann Romney took the stage at the Republican National Convention to tell us that she understands the troubles of the average American. She told us all that she knew what it was like to struggle, that she knew what it was like to be one of us. The problem with that, obviously, is that she doesn't.
God has revealed Herself, and yes, She is female. Understandably, She is very unsettled by the Republican anti-choice plank in the platform.
Apparently, Romney believes that with the appearance of Ann, coupled with his often-derailed focus on talking about the economy, women will begin to come over to his side. But what Mitt fails to realize is that it's policy that wins women over.
Never have the times or recent events called more for the connecting voices of women and their community of problem-sharers and problem-solvers.
From the sirens of the silver screen to the fierce feminists who helped change the world, many a proud woman has left her mark on civilization.
As Mitt's dad noted, tax returns over a short period can be manipulated. By failing to provide verification of any kind, Mitt is failing to create trust among the electorate that he will ultimately need to govern, if he is elected.
As the speculation intensifies, and as all the punditry focuses on what is right for Romney, or for the Republicans, it is worthwhile to remember that the issue priorities and positions of his ultimate VP choice should really matter to us, too.
It's easy to obtain corporate sponsorship as a world-ranked gymnast or swimmer. But wanting to fly you and your horse around the globe for international competition? You'd better be either a CEO's family or absolute royalty.
So, here we are, all "you people," being deliberately targeted for pain so we will feel so anxious, so unhappy and so angry that we will embrace anyone else, even those who have deliberately screwed us for their political gain.