U-Turn

Mitt Romney was riding in his motorcade today after giving his foreign policy speech. The vehicles passed an elementary school where the kids were out to wave at the motorcade.

Romney told the driver to turn around and go back to the school.

“Thanks for waving at me as I came by, I decided to come by and say ‘hi’ to you guys,” Romney told the kids, many of whom were fourth- and fifth-graders.

Romney was overheard telling one of the kids that fourth-grade was his favorite.

“I just saw you on TV,” one little girl said to Romney, overcome by excitement and giggling.

Romney, still dressed in a suit and a tie from his formal foreign policy speech he had completed just prior, was visibly amused, laughing with the kids.

One student approached Romney and asked, “Are you Mitt Romney?” The candidate replied, “I am Mitt Romney. And that’s your governor. That’s Governor McDonnell.”

The ABC report claims that Obama and Biden do this sort of thing all the time. But their stops are always planned – the “spontaneous” stop where the campaign had canned bios of the “random” people Obama sat with, for example.

This just rings a little more genuine.

And the picture is worth a thousand words.

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2 Responses to U-Turn

  1. Phineas says:

    He just strikes me as a much more “genuine person” than certain candidates running for reelection that I can think of.

  2. Gaius says:

    Exactly, Phineas. He’s not ‘cool’, he’s real. Huge difference.

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