AP News
Posted: Aug 30, 2012 10:56 PM

As Mitt Romney entered his convention hall through a side door, walking through the crowds on the floor, a group of several workers rushed to the stage to move the podium forward onto the stage, closer to the crowd.

Most of the night's speakers spoke at the podium back on the main part of the stage. But Romney's podium was moved forward onto a part of the stage that jutted out into the crowd of delegates. The protruding part of the stage was built overnight — and it allows Romney to be photographed with delegates on three sides.

By the time Romney reached his convention stage, the workers were gone — and the podium in its new position.

— Sally Buzbee


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