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Sweets and Pops on a Press Plane

By Michael D. Shear
ON THE ROMNEY PLANE -- Perhaps it's too late for Mitt Romney to make the press happy, but he's certainly giving it his all. This time with Blow Pops.

Yes, those lollipops with bubblegum in the center. His campaign passed them out to exhausted reporters on the plane from Cedar Rapids to Mason City. I got cherry. Someone else got grape.

Somebody made a joke about how he thinks we're all suckers.

Good point.

The lollipops were preceded by little bags of Doritos and Cheetos, 7-Up and Diet Coke, granola bars and bottled water. At Cedar Rapids, we were offered wraps and salads from Applebee's, with a side of slightly soggy french fries (all of which the campaign will be reimbursed for by the media companies on the plane).

But it was the Bubble Pops that were the big success.

"I didn't realize that it would be such a big hit," said Joan, the friendly press assistant on the trip. "I'll bring more next time."

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 2, 2008; 6:44 PM ET
Categories:  Mitt Romney  
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Will someone please tell me what is a
toy boy?I heard it was some campaigner.

Posted by: magpie3 | February 11, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

I can't begin to describe how pathetic posts like this are. No one cares about what you had for lunch, and we don't want the meta. We would like you to take shot at doing some real reporting and discussing the actual issues, particularly the flaws in the candidates' policies.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | January 2, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

LOL! Well Mr. Shear, if the RAT actually ever gets any attention, you can begin to look for forward to M&M's!

Mitt and Mikes(With the Nuts inside-Congress and the Cabinet!)

LOL! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | January 2, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

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