Romney 'disappointed' at network convention coverage

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email
Republican National Convention officials say Mitt Romney

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks as vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens during a campaign rally on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in Powell, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

TAMPA, Fla. (HUFF POST MEDIA) The presumptive Republican nominee said Friday that he was "disappointed" that the networks weren't planning to broadcast more of the convention.

"I know a number of the networks are looking to put money to the bottom line and they might not think that three hours or four hours of broadcasting a convention makes economic sense for them," Romney said. "But this is an important time for our nation."

Romney, in a radio interview on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," said his wife's convention speech is finished. But his speech is "still a work in progress."

Mrs. Romney is a key surrogate in a race where women voters are fiercely sought after by Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising national figure in the party, had offered to give up his slot speaking Thursday for Mrs. Romney, who was scheduled to speak on Monday, the convention's opening night. Broadcast television networks were not planning to cover Monday's proceedings in Tampa.

However, the freshman senator and tea party favorite will keep his Thursday slot, and address the convention in his home state just before Romney closes the convention with his acceptance speech.

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  • by Julius on Aug 27, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    Heck. Watching a test pattern is more invigorating that seeing such a pathetic bore. Think of the sleep aides you'll save by watching these stiffs.
  • by John on Aug 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
    no such thing as equality in the news media. The media no longer even attempts to give fair and accurate coverage to both parties.
  • by John Location: Grand Junction on Aug 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    I bet the liberal networks will cover the Michelle speech and then analyze it positively for hours. There is no equity in the media any more. I no longer watch the alphabet network news.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM in reply to John
      F o x is in the alphabet. What news organization's name is not alphabetical,lol
  • by Drive by networks on Aug 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    This is because there are better things to watch other than a lieing politico spew forth lies with a forked tounge, won't cspan be airing this?
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