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Alcohol Has Touched Mitt Romney’s Lips

HANOVER, NH - OCTOBER 11: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes a drink during a break in the Republican Presidential debate hosted by Bloomberg and the Washington Post on October 11, 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Eight GOP candidates met for the first debate of the 2012 campaign focusing solely on the economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mitt Romney drinking milk, probably. Photo: Justin Sullivan/2011 Getty Images

Is Mitt Romney the kind of guy you want to have a beer with? Probably not. But even if you do, you can’t anyway. Romney will never humor working-class Pennsylvania voters by commiserating with them over a beer. He will never solve a small-town racial controversy that has nothing to do with him in the first place by convening a White House beer summit. Why? Because Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and, being a Mormon, Romney never drinks alcohol. Except that one time. “I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager,” he admits in the upcoming issue of People. Mitt “Wayward” Romney, they called him.