Romney Finicky About His Teleprompters In Tampa


TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney stood on stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for several minutes Thursday afternoon while his teleprompters were adjusted ahead of his big address to delegates later in the evening.

Every speech on stage at the RNC has been run through prompters, save for Condoleeza Rice’s address, which she read from notes. Conservatives — including Paul Ryan, who also used a teleprompter in his convention speech — have long mocked President Obama’s use of the devices. Romney was one of the few Republicans to defend the practice and he appeared to take pains to make sure his prompters were just right.