Mitt Romney Overdoing It

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Mitt Romney came into the 2012 presidential race with a reputation as a stiff, humanoid robot. Consequently, he's been making a concerted effort to seem more warm and friendly when interacting with voters on the campaign trail. But there's a happy middle ground between "robotic" and "maniac on ecstasy" — a middle ground that seems to elude Romney on a regular basis.

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