The speechwriter has one of the hardest jobs in the realm of writing. They must carefully choose words that will be spoken by politicians of different levels including the President of the United States. When the person gives the speech and it is a success, people applaud and think of how well the speaker has spoken. When the speech does not go well, on the other hand, nearly everyone wonders who wrote the terrible speech.
As an example, the speech that presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave at the Republican National Convention was not the one he needed to inspire — it is quite probable that those that were going to vote for Romney on the basis of his not being President Obama. Here are a couple of key low points from the speech.