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Best picture of Mitt Romney ever

This is a thing of beauty.

It is almost on the level of Joe Biden-with-bikers.

Well played, sir. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

A few notes about this picture: As you would expect for the Greatest Picture of Mitt Romney ever taken, Mitt is still not the most interesting thing in the picture. He is, at best, the second-most interesting. At worst, the cardboard bags upstage him. Mitt Romney, who manages to pull off a fish-slightly-out-of-water look even in family photos, is doing his level best to fit in at this Chipotle restaurant in Denver.

But it’s all about the man in the right-hand corner. Put him on Mount Rushmore. Give him a monument of some kind! He belongs in every posed campaign picture from now on! Heck, give him his own campaign. I, for one, would cover it.

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences".


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