Tuesday, September 1, 2015

An 'exhausted' Romney cancels Orlando event

Mitt Romney eliminates a stop on Florida stop for a mid-day rest.

An 'exhausted' Romney cancels Orlando event


St. Augustine, Fla. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled a planned Monday visit to Orlando during his campaign swing through Florida.

Romney, coming off 48 hours of intense campainging with his new running mate, Paul Ryan, is exhausted, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

The campaign denied the Sentinel's story, saying that it needed to build a couple hours of down-time for the candidate to rest, have meetings and to work on a major speech scheduled for Tuesday in Ohio.

"It's just totaly not accurate," campaign adviser Kevin Madden said, referring to the Sentinel report. "We have a packed schedule and a full day."

Romney gave a speech to several thousand packing the lawn at Flagler College in St. Augustine Monday morning. In the afternoon, he was scheduled to stump in Miami.

(This post has been updated.)


Inquirer Politics Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Thomas Fitzgerald blogs about national politics.

Reach Thomas at tfitzgerald@phillynews.com.

Tom Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald Inquirer Politics Writer
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter