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Romney serves 'free lunch' in New Hampshire

Romney serves 'free lunch' in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney doesn't roll up the sleeves of his $135 shirts very often. But he took a chance to play "restaurant" on Sunday following an endorsement from Sen. Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire.

From the New York Times:

 After receiving the endorsement, Mr. Romney headed a few blocks down Main Street here to a diner, where he surprised supporters by serving them lunch.

Mr. Romney, never known for his everyman ease as a candidate for president, emerged from the kitchen looking every bit the determined waiter, hoisting tray after tray of B.L.T. sandwiches up over his head.

“Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?” he asked the crowd of about 20 that had filled the seats of Jackie’s Diner. (Normally closed on Sunday afternoons, its owner had opened it up at the request of the Romney campaign.)

Mr. Romney at one point joked about a “Saturday Night Live” skit from the weekend that had portrayed the tightly controlled candidate as eager to become ensnared in the kind of scandal that has drawn so much media attention to several of his Republican rivals. In the skit, the character who played Mr. Romney declared that Americans “should get ready for Mitt Romney, raw and unleashed.”

As he distributed the sandwiches at the diner, Mr. Romney quipped, “Today, this is me, just raw and unleashed.”

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