Republicans are moving Ann Romney’s convention speech to Tuesday night after failing to convince any of the broadcast networks to televise any of the convention speeches on Monday.
Rumors had spread earlier on Friday that Mrs. Romney’s speech might
be moved to Thursday, bumping Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who is
slated to introduce Mr. Romney just before he formally accepts the
That rumor caused a furor among Hispanic Republicans
in Florida, where Mr. Rubio is seen as a symbol of the community’s
future success. Mr. Rubio, a first-term senator who won with Tea Party
backing, is of Cuban descent.
But Mr. Schriefer confirmed Friday
evening that Mrs. Romney will speak on Tuesday and Mr. Rubio will
introduce the Republican nominee. (Full story)