Forward Thinking

Mitt's Big Fat Jewish Wedding Snafu

By Nathan Guttman

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Mitt Romney

Sometimes a candidate doesn’t have to chase after the Jewish vote. It chases him. That could be Mitt Romney’s conclusion from an unusual set of events he experienced in New Jersey today.

Speeding from Newark Airport to Lake Terrace, N.J., Romney’s motorcade crossed paths with a Jewish Orthodox wedding party, posing for photos with the bride and groom.

The ride was already harrowing for all concerned, according to a pool reporters account.

“Hitting speeds of up to 90 mph at times, the motorcade made what had been scheduled as a 61-minute drive in roughly 45 minutes on a route that took us along the Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway and prompted your pooler to wonder many times if she would live to cover Romney’s remarks at the fundraiser tonight.”

Things were going to get even curioser. In the words of the pool reporter: “some unusual things happened.”

“First, the motorcade passed a man dressed in American flag shorts running down the street toward the venue here while waving an American flag.

“Whooooo!” he exclaimed, as your pooler’s van passed.

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