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“You don’t get salt on you after you’ve been swimming. . . there’s no seaweed. . . you don’t have to worry about things eating you.”

— Mitt Romney
telling a Troy, Mich., campaign rally why he prefers lakes to oceans. (He has vacation homes on both kinds of water, reports our colleague Phil Rucker.) “I don’t worry about sharks, but somehow in the back of my mind, after seeing that movie ‘Jaws,’ it just makes you think,” he added.