Mitts Off: Watch Mitt Romney’s Joke, Pretending a Waitress Grabs His Rear

Jun 15, 2011 12:25pm

ABC’s Z. Byron Wolf (@zbyronwolf) reports:

We pointed out yesterday the joke Mitt Romney played on a group of waitresses at MaryAnn’s diner in Derry, New Hampshire, pretending that one of the poodle-clad servers had goosed him.

After a round of hugs and while posing for a photo with the waitresses, he sprang forward as if someone had grabbed his rear end. He later clarified that no one had squeezed his butt, but the photo op reminded him of an experience during a previous campaign when someone had.

Romney was in the midst of a quick morning tour of the small downtown area, visiting the diner, a hardware store and a feed shop.

It was an odd moment in the retail politics of the day and here is the video:


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