Have you ever read the speech that William Safire wrote for President Nixon in case of a moon landing disaster? Or the speech General Dwight D. Eisenhower was prepared to give if the Normandy Invasion failed? Or perhaps even Sarah Palin's undelivered 2008 victory and concession speeches?
For every great speech, there are a number of versions that were discarded on the writer's room floor. Here are 12 historic speeches
that were written, but for a variety of reasons, never delivered.