Ann Romney speech may move to Tuesday
By DYLAN BYERS |
8/24/12 7:25 AM EDT
The Mitt Romney campaign is considering moving Ann Romney's convention speech to Tuesday night in order to ensure that the candidate's wife gets full primetime television coverage, sources familiar with the move tell POLITICO.
The debate over the move is ongoing but appears likely, as sources at multiple networks said that it is highly unlikely that the nets would decide to add an hour of primetime coverage on Monday night. Such a move would be expensive, require a great deal of last-minute planning, and could also lead to calls for an extra hour of Democratic convention coverage.
Ann Romney's keynote speech, originally scheduled for Monday, has been in flux since campaign officials learned that the three broadcast networks -- NBC, ABC, and CBS -- would not be airing primetime coverage of the GOP convention's opening night.