Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will allow reporters into a private meeting in Jerusalem with top campaign donors accompanying him on a six-day foreign tour, reversing course after barring media from the event.
The vice presidential choices of Barack Obama and John McCain were revealed on Fridays. The news of running mates for Al Gore and George W. Bush leaked out on Mondays. And John Kerry announced John Edwards on a Tuesday.
It was supposed to be Mitt Romney’s flawless world stage debut. Instead, the Republican presidential candidate spent the start of his overseas trip fending off a furor over his London Olympics comments and scrutiny of a fundraiser with bankers linked to the Libor rate-fixing scandal.
Mitt Romney plunged into an international stalemate during a 30-hour trip to Jerusalem, saying halting a nuclear Iran is the “highest national-security priority” as he sought to draw a sharp distinction with President Barack Obama.