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Mitt Romney cried in Michigan on Wednesday.


In his first state campaign stop in Grand Rapids, a voter fondly recalled his father, George, former Michigan governor and CEO of AMC. “He was a great man and I miss him dearly,” said the candidate, choking up.

That’s it. No further coverage. No YouTube video. No pivotal campaign moment.

Ironically, too, Romney has been criticized for being too mechanical, too slick, on the campaign trail. Many a pundit here has urged him to show his “human” side, to open up, to emote.

Perhaps it’s only news when a powerful woman gets misty.


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