"A few months ago we had twins come in, and you can’t believe what they’re named: Winston and Eleanor. [Laughs.] I mean, it’s going back to the glorious days of the thirties and forties, I guess. But these are just darling little infants, and to have such big names on them is really something, although they call them Ellie and Win … When I heard Winston and Eleanor, I thought, It sounds like two English bulldogs, but they’re adorable children."
— Mitt Romney on his newest English bulldogs grandchildren (via Daily Intel)
If you have ever wondered what face Mitt Romney would make upon seeing a guy get knocked out cold, look no further.
Over the weekend, the former Republican presidential hopeful turned celebrity blog star and his wife, Ann, randomly showed up in Las Vegas to sit ringside at the Manny Pacquiao/Juan Manuel Marquez fight, where Marquez knocked at Pacquiao cold in the sixth round. The above photo is the exact moment when the knockout occurred.
As Dylan Stableford writes, Romney visited Pacquiao in his dressing room ahead of the fight and offered an introduction fitting to a guy long criticized for being a little awkward.”Hi, Manny,” the ex-candidate said. “I’m Mitt Romney. I ran for president. I lost.”
The Romney campaign gave behind-the-scenes access to my friend Justin Sullivan at Getty Images, who took photos of the candidate as he campaigned in Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin this week. The lead photo above features the candidate on his campaign bus Monday, as he and aides debated how to handle his schedule ahead of superstorm Sandy. You can see all of Justin’s behind the scenes photos on the Getty Images site, but a few of my favorites are above
When you are in the bubble, it’s easy to forget what a strange sight the campaign entourage is and how disruptive it can be.
The motorcades for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can sometimes be as long as 20 cars—including vans and buses carrying staff and reporters. And that doesn’t even include the local security detail, which in Florida last weekend included almost 30 motorcycle cops alone for the Romney motorcade. Anywhere the candidates go, there are major street closures and horrible traffic gridlock—and, almost always, people out of their cars trying to figure out what exactly is going on.
Justin Sullivan, a Getty Images photographer covering Romney, has been taking some great photos this week documenting people reacting to the motorcade as we’ve traveled across the country. I’ve posted some of my favorites above, but you can see all of his images on the Getty Images site.