Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom defended Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the lack of war talk in his Republican National Convention speech, saying that the candidate had spoken about war in a speech the day before.
During his Thursday evening closing remarks at the RNC, Romney made no mention of the ongoing 11-year War in Afghanistan. The Associated Press notes that he is the first Republican candidate since 1952 to accept the party’s nomination without a mention of war.
Regardless, Fehrnstrom told host Candy Crowley that the speech was a “home run,” and that Romney omitted war talk because he had spoken about it the day before during a campaign stop.
“The day before the convention speech, Governor Romney traveled to Indianapolis on Wednesday and he gave a speech before the American Legion,” Fehrnstrom said. “Governor Romney thought it was a privilege to be speaking to people who had served so nobly and in that speech, he talked about Afghanistan. He also talked about the $1 trillion dollars in defense cuts that are going to be taking place under this president.”
Watch below, via CNN:
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