Aboard the Romney Plane — In recent days, Ann Romney has been a frequent visitor to the press cabin at the back of the new Romney campaign plane, in one instance bearing her famed Welsh cakes.
Her husband? Not so much.
So during the flight from Jacksonville, Fla., to Portsmouth, N.H., on Saturday night, the press rolled an orange to the Republican nominee at the front of the plane. Written on it was a question about his upcoming debate prep: Was he really planning to let Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio play the role of President Obama, given his aversion to mock debates during the primary? At the end of our message, we added: “Come Chat.”
Romney did not come back to chat during the three-hour flight, but he gamely bowled back the orange with his answer: “Shh! Don’t tell Sununu! But yes…” he wrote with a black Sharpie.
Former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu is one of the Romney campaign’s most aggressive surrogates. He seems to relish his appearances on the cable news shows, particularly when he’s paired with another guest offering President Obama’s talking points. Sununu is adept at shouting out over his rival guests and often getting in the last word.