From this Saturday's coverage of the GOP candidates out on the campaign trail in Iowa on CNN, Mitt Romney introduces his youngest son Craig who shares what is supposed to be an "endearing" story about his father and a family tradition of theirs where they hold a little triathlon every year. I don't think I can sum this up much better than Ron Brownstein did when Candy Crowley, who also looked a bit shocked, asked him to react to the story:
BROWNSTEIN: Just what America needs, a president who can be a new mother in a triathlon. Who knew?
Transcript via CNN:
CROWLEY: Welcome back to "Contenders 2012." We're taking the time this afternoon to let you hear from the 2012 presidential contenders, basically unfiltered, uninterrupted and in their own words. Sometimes live, sometimes on tape, but always unedited. We want to go first and give you a sort of a little bit of an idea of what Mitt Romney has been doing today. He woke up in New Hampshire and he touched down not too long ago here and was in Le Mars, Iowa, giving a little bit of his campaign speech.
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MITT ROMNEY: This is also Plymouth County, right? This is a republican county. This is a county that had the wisdom in the last general election to vote for John McCain. Don't we wish the entire state and the entire nation would have done that? But that didn't happen. I can tell you this, though, if I'm the republican nominee, I'll be back in Iowa to win the general election and we will win Iowa. We'll go to Washington with a mandate to make sure we get this country back on the right track. I'm going to be back in Iowa.