Romney Says He’s Never Eaten Anything Unusual

ROCKFORD, IL - MARCH 18:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supporters in an overflow crowd outside the Machine Shed Restaurant March 18, 2012 in Rockford, IL. Romney is campaigning in Illinois three days before that state’s primary elections March 21, when 54 GOP delegates are up for grabs. With Romney in the lead on delegates, fellow candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues to compete for the 1,444 necessary to secure the nomination before the last primary, in Utah on June 26.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Doesn't eating a microphone count as unusual? Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2012 Getty Images

Despite the fact that so many Americans consider wild child Mitt Romney an icon of spontaneity and experimentation, the GOP frontrunner says he's never eaten anything weird. And that most Americans eat regularly at fine French-dining establishments.

NRO: [I]n light of the president’s strange dietary selections in Indonesia, what is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?

Romney: Ahhh ... You know, I don’t recall eating anything particularly bizarre ... 

NRO: I was going to guess when you were France, maybe escargot or something.

Romney: Yeah, but escargot and snails and oysters and mussels and so forth are unusual but not exceptional features in American restaurants. I don’t know if those qualify as particularly unusual. Certainly not something you eat every day, but I can’t think of anything particularly surprising that I’ve had the occasion to eat.

What about the cookies, Mitt? You seemed awfully surprised by those.