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Romney Campaign Press Release - What They're Saying About the Democratic Convention Debacle: Part III

September 06, 2012

"Moment Of Chaos" ... "Sideshow" ... "Stumble" ... "Spectacle" ... "Embarrassing Moment"

NBC News' Tom Brokaw: "How That Kind Of Thing Happens Is Beyond Me." (Fox News' "Hannity," 9/5/12)

ABC News' Kyle Blaine: "The Platform Change Was Met By Boos From Delegates On The Convention Floor." (ABC News, 9/5/12)

Fox News' John Roberts: "The Democrats, Literally, Just Tripped Over Their Shoes And Fell On Their Face." (Fox News, 9/5/12)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: "It's A Saturday Night Live Skit. ... A Very Embarrassing Moment." SCARBOROUGH: "It's a Saturday Night Live skit. ... A very embarrassing moment." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 9/6/12)

CNN's Dana Bash: "Very Awkward Moment ... There Was Booing." BASH: "I was standing there, John, during this very awkward moment, and there was booing." (CNN's "Early Start," 9/6/12)

CNN's John Berman: "A Real, Real Moment Of Chaos ... A Completely Unforced Error." BERMAN: "You can see it right here. This was a real, real moment of chaos and a completely unforced error, I think, for the Democrats." (CNN's "Early Start," 9/6/12)

CNN's Piers Morgan: "A Bit Of An Unholy Mess..." MORGAN: "It's a bit of an unholy mess quite literally with the platform." (CNN's "Piers Morgan," 9/5/12)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker: "An Unfortunate Omission." "'It was an unfortunate omission,' Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker said on CNN's 'Starting Point,' stressing that the discrepancies between this year's platform and 2008's – which did include language referring to God and Jerusalem – did not detract from President Barack Obama's core beliefs." (CNN, 9/6/12)

The New York Times: "A Minor Spectacle... An Unruly Start..." "But they turned into a minor spectacle after the hall seemed balanced between yes and no votes, providing an unruly start to an evening meant to showcase attacks on Mitt Romney by former President Bill Clinton and others." (The New York Times, 9/5/12)

Los Angeles Times: "Democrats Stumble On Party Platform Language" (Los Angeles Times, 9/6/12)

The Associated Press: "The Embarrassing Reversal Was Compounded By Chaos And Uncertainty On The Convention Floor." (The Associated Press, 9/5/12)

Politico: "Messy Moments..." "The RNC captured the messy moments in which the Democratic platform was amended to reflect the words 'God' and 'Jerusalem,' which finally happened after a few votes and a lot of boos." (Politico, 9/5/12)

CNN: "Democrats Struggle To Explain Jerusalem, God Omissions" (CNN, 9/6/12)

New York Post: "Loud Opposition From Many Rank-And-File Delegates." "Facing a firestorm of criticism, red-faced Democrats retreated on their party platform yesterday by ramming through references to God and Jerusalem — over loud opposition from many rank-and-file delegates." (New York Post, 9/6/12)

Boston Globe: "An Unwelcome Convention Sideshow" "The backtracking resulted in an unwelcome convention sideshow that drew boos and jeers from some party faithful." (Boston Globe, 9/6/12)

Mitt Romney, Romney Campaign Press Release - What They're Saying About the Democratic Convention Debacle: Part III Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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