After a campaign stop in Florida, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, had a craving for Cuban food, so they stopped for takeout at La Teresita in St. Petersburg (1). The staff didn’t want to let them pay, but the Romneys wouldn’t hear of it:
Mitt Romney is believed to have amassed a fortune of more than $200million from his career as a private equity boss.
So he can certainly afford to pay for his own takeout food as he travels around America on the campaign trail.
And when the Republican presidential candidate visited a Cuban diner in Florida yesterday, he insisted on being treated like an average customer.
During the unscheduled visit, the couple picked up some pastries and a serving of soup.
The restaurant staff refused to allow the multi-millionaire to pay for his order – but Mr Romney eventually prevailed, leaving a $40 tip.
Contrast that with a certain other candidate who, um… “forgot” to pay.
Good move all around on the Romney’s part: not only does he have to woo Cuban-Americans to win Florida’s electoral votes, not only do they see that the multi-millionaire pays like anyone else, but Cuban food is also good. I love Cubano sandwiches. Throw in some fried plantains and lemonade and I’m one happy blogger.
And, of course, no candidate can go without posing with babies:
(Courtesy Daily Mail)
(1) The article says St. Petersburg, but the Web says Tampa. Judging from the photos, I think I have the right web site…
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)