Washington, Sept. 17 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's top adviser reportedly scrambled the candidate's entire acceptance speech just eight days before he delivered it at the National Convention, throwing the campaign into chaos.
The last-minute efforts led to a jumbled address with key oversights, including no mention of troops serving overseas, the war in Afghanistan or al Qaeda.
The first draft, written by veteran wordsmith Peter Wehner, included those topics, but Romney's adviser Stuart Stevens nixed the speech for unknown reasons.
According to the New York Post, meanwhile, Republican activists have grown frustrated with Romney's performance on the trail.
"He ought to be killing Obama, and he's clearly not doing that," R.J. Robinson, 32, one of the thousands attending the annual Values Voters Summit in Washington this weekend said, adding: "He should be doing better."
According to the report, the sentiments were echoed in interviews with more than a dozen GOP activists and conservative leaders who attended the annual gathering focused on social and cultural issues and sponsored by the Family Research Council. (ANI)