December 29, 2011

Mitt: Finding the There There?


The best shot of Romney yesterday in the closing days before the Iowa Caucus? The jury’s still out over how much Mitt, dressed as a farmer, is passing the smell test. These two other wire shots also speak to the difficulty of finding “the there there.”


This pic was sitting on the Getty ordering page. If it didn’t circulate, it’s probably because it too literally frames the flip-flopping issue.


A scene from “Book of Mormon?” No, but the dramatic flavor elaborates how much of a stretch it is when the otherwise tightly-wound Mitt tries to be sweet.

(updated: 8:15 am)

(photo 1: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses a large audience at Centro Incorporated, the largest custom rotational plastic molder in North America, December 28, 2011 in North Liberty, Iowa. With less than a week before the all-important Iowa Caucuses, Romney began a three-day bus tour of the state 2: Jewel Samad/AFP caption: Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney arrives for a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Muscatine, Iowa, on December 28, 2011. Romney fiercely mocked President Barack Obama as Republicans blitzed Iowa, a week before the first votes of the 2012 White House race are cast in the US state’s fabled caucuses. Longtime national front-runner Romney launched a three-day bus tour after his campaign’s barrage of negative advertising appeared to slow a surge by former House speaker Newt Gingrich. photo 3: Brian Snyder/Reuters caption: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney answers questions from reporters after a campaign stop at Homer’s Deli and Bakery in Clinton, Iowa December 28, 2011, ahead of the Iowa Caucus on January 3, 2012.)

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