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Tis the season to be Romney

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Many see Mitt Romney as a cutout paper doll: flat. As of late, he's trying to change that by showing the softer side of Mitt. On Sunday the candidate said in New Hampshire that while working as a missionary in France, he lived without refrigerators and toilets and he often took showers with a hose.

Until now Romney's campaign has been shy of these personal details, but his team swears it isn't a ploy to win over voters who think he's too vanilla. It's all in the spirit of the holidays, they say.

"I think maybe because it’s Christmastime, he’s sort of more reflective?” Romney’s senior strategist Stuart Stevens told the New York Times.

Christmastime will do that to you. So will a looming caucus.

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