Even the contender for the highest office in the land sometimes has to wait, as Mitt Romney discovered when he travelled to Vermont this week.

Mitt Romney's motorcade, en route to the home of former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey in West Windsor, Vt., on Tuesday morning, got briefly waylaid — by a tractor.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Boston Globe staff writer Scott Helman, co-author of The Real Romney, about tonight's acceptance speech by the former Massachusetts governor. Helman is covering the GOP convention in Tampa.

The longtime chair of the New York State Conservative Party says that while his wing of the Republican Party did not always back presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, it is now firmly behind the former Massachusetts Governor’s campaign. Michael Long spoke to WAMC’s Alan Chartock on this week’s Capitol Connection program.