Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

A moment at Tuesday’s debate. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Romneyin 1994. (Jim Rogash/AP)

— Mitt Romney to a pal in the ’80s, according to Jason Horowitz’s story about the candidate’s first halting steps into politics. (Truly, he wasn’t as eager as it sounds: When Ann nagged him in 1993 to quit complaining about Ted Kennedy and just run against him already, Mitt pulled the covers up over his head and said, “No! No! I don’t want to do it.”)

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