Did one of Romney’s crack consultants recommend weeping as a way of humanizing the hapless candidate?—because Romney is doing a lot of public weeping lately

“LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s eyes filled with tears Monday as the Republican presidential contender recalled watching the casket of a soldier killed in Iraq return to the United States and imagined if it were one of his five sons,” writes the estimable Glen Johnson in an article titled Romney Gets Tearful Recalling War Toll

Adding a poignant twist to a story he often tells on the campaign, Romney recalled the scene at Boston’s Logan International Airport while he was Massachusetts governor to make the point that the country remains united despite its differences over the war or other national challenges.

It was a counterbalance to a moment earlier this year, when Romney told a woman in Iowa that his grown sons — none of whom has served in the military — were serving the country by helping with his campaign. Romney later apologized for the remark, saying it was wrong to equate military service with campaign involvement.

“The soldiers that I was with stood at attention and saluted,” Romney told employees at Insight Technology Inc., a company that makes infrared optical equipment for U.S. troops. “And I put my hand on my heart, and tears begin to well in your eyes, as you can imagine in a circumstance like that. I have five boys of my own. I imagined what it would be like to lose a son in a situation like that.”

Eyes misting as he finished the story, Romney recalled glancing up at the massive windows in the U.S. Airways terminal … etc. 

What? More Romney weeping? See:

Romney lies about an NRA endorsement, weeps about the errors of his church, and seeks the advice of Gordon Bitner Hinckley about a possible run for the presidency, all on Russert’s MTP

yours &c.
dr. g.d.

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