Election 2012

Mitt Romney to Write Own Acceptance Speech

With help of wife and an aide.


For the most important speech of his political career, Mitt Romney has turned to those he trusts the most: himself, his wife, Ann, and a top aide.

The speech that the Republican presidential candidate will deliver Thursday night, in the coda to his party's convention and seen by millions on national television, is being written largely by Romney himself.

"The governor wants to make sure the words are right and that they are his," said a senior aide.