The New York Times has accomplished the difficult: making average folks sympathize with Mitt Romney. What's hilarious about this is that what the New York Times was actually trying to do was publish an unfair hit piece on Romney, characterizing him as aloof. The headline for the piece is "An Aloof Romney in a Plane Encounter."
Apparently Romney sat (in Coach!) next to an annoying Obama fan. He was polite, sure, but after she kept chatting him up about her brilliant ideas for health care reform and asking him questions, he smiled, answered curtly and put earphones on.
According to Ms. McClanahan, about an hour into the flight — which Mr. Romney mostly spent reading USA Today and using an iPad while wearing headphones — she told him her idea for improving the American health care system: slashing overhead costs by switching to an electronic billing system.
“He looked at me blankly and said, ‘I understand,’ then put his iPad headphones in and kept reading,” she said.
That first hour must have been rough. In any case, I say good for him. She, continuing in her annoying seatmate fashion, promptly called the New York Times to complain.
Romney: he's just like us!