Former Aide Claims Romney Campaign Policy Director Couldn’t Find Finland On Map

In a forthcoming e-book, a former senior adviser to Mitt Romney reserved some of his most biting criticism for a pair of top campaign aides to the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Time Magazine reported.

Gabriel Schoenfeld, writing in his tell-all book A Bad Day On The Romney Campaign: An Insider’s Account, contended that Romney policy director Lanhee Chen “self-deprecatingly boasted” that he could not locate Finland on a map.

“Chen was no Henry Kissinger,” Schoenfeld wrote.

Meanwhile, Schoenfeld argued that top campaign adviser Stuart Stevens was more concerned with style than substance.

Read Time’s entire report on the book, due out next Tuesday, here


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