Cincinnati, OH. Former Governor Mitt Romney's bus tour to the heartland of America will launch tomorrow in New Hampshire and wend its way to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin, an ordeal for which Mr. Romney has been strenuously preparing for several weeks now.
"We have had Governor Romney on a very strict workout regimen for the past two months," said Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades, "which includes hours of sitting in a bus seat and waving vigorously. His wrist is much stronger now. We think he'll be ready by gameday.
"We have also tested him on various foods he is likely to encounter on his odyssey, like hot dogs, donuts, hamburgers, bratwursts, potato salad and pretzels. Right now he is scoring in the upper 70's on identification, but we hope by Friday he will get close to 90%. Of course getting him to eat these things is the real challenge. We're still working on that. We keep a small vial of truffle oil on hand to douse these lower-class foodstuffs with and make them less offensive to his sensitive palate."
Asked what the greatest challenge has been, Mr. Rhoades remarked that it was getting Mr. Romney to understand the concept of the bus tour.
"He didn't understand when we first announced this tour that he would actually have to ride on the bus. The meds seem to be helping."
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