Montan Governor Brian Schweitzer’s Speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention
In his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer spoke of his personal experiences with Mitt Romney while touring Iraq and Afghanistan. Governor Schweitzer focused on denouncing Romney’s record as a governor.
“Mitts a good man, a good family man and a loyal American” said Schweitzer, “but . . . and you knew there was a but . . . he brought the wrong agenda to Massachusetts and he is the wrong guy to be president of the United States.”
The speech was structured around the folksy phrase “that dog don’t hunt,” which Schweitzer encouraged the crowd to chant after various attacks on Romney’s record.
Schweitzer targeted Romney’s record on traditionally Republican issues such as lower taxes and guns. “Here’s the one that got the burr under my saddle” said Schwietzer, “he [Romney] quadrupled the fee on gun licenses.”