GREENVILLE, S.C. – Members of the Romney press corps got unusual access to the candidate and his wife today, when for the first time this campaign cycle everyone flew on a chartered plane from a campaign stop in Iowa to South Carolina, where Gov. Nikki Haley was waiting to make her endorsement official.
Ann Romney, who ventured to the back of the plane alongside her husband at a Sioux City airport, joked that she was going to name the aircraft “Hair Force One.”
Glancing at her husband, and his healthy head of hair, Ann Romney said it was in “honor of Mitt.”
Romney meanwhile poked fun at the press, many of whom were snapping photos on their iPhone, telling the gaggle of reporters, “Get a life!”
With just a few weeks to go before the first ballots are cast, the charter plane indicated the ramped up effort of the Romney campaign to reach voters in all of the primary states, a mission Romney himself repeats often on the trail.
The 30-seat plane is set to take the press and the campaign – as well as Haley and her team – to several campaign stops across the Palmetto State on Saturday.