His recent actions are being criticized. His decisions are being questioned. No, we’re not talking about Mitt Romney — we’re talking about his campaign strategist, Stuart Stevens. Stevens is feeling the heat as some blame him for Romney’s recent turmoil. Why exactly is the GOP pointing the finger at Stevens? Who is Stuart Stevens? He’s a man making bold decisions, like rewriting Romney’s convention speech eight days prior to the event. Executive editor of Politico Jim VandeHei joins the talk and shares the facts.
But is it really Stevens’ fault or is he simply being scapegoated as Republicans trip over each other trying to run away from Mitt Romney, who they now see as a losing bet?
As the 50-day countdown to Election Day begins, we will take a look at the issues and details that matter. The recent buzz on both topics? Stuart Stevens. In 1996, Stevens worked on Bob Dole’s presidential campaign, and he also made contributions to both Bush campaigns. His contributions to Romney’s campaign, however, are being linked to the candidate’s recent struggles and criticism. He has experimented with steroids and skied the North Pole — yes, we’re still talking about Stevens — and he’s our hot topic for tonight.
Campaign adviser Mark McKinnon, along with VandeHei from Politico, join Jennifer Granholm on tonight’s show to share their input and information on the man everyone’s talking about.
We’ll also talk about the political news of the day with columnist Karl Frisch and expert Susan Kennedy. Also on tonight, the president of the New Haven Federation of Teachers, David Cicarella, shares his input about the Chicago Teachers Union strike. Tune in to Current TV at 7 p.m. PT.