Romney's 'Hair Force One' takes flight
December 16th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney's 'Hair Force One' takes flight

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney boarded a charter airline quickly dubbed "Hair Force One" to fly to South Carolina Friday.

His wife, Ann, told Romney the plane was named in honor of his famously coiffed mane.

As Romney reached up to put his bag in an overhead bin, he noticed the press corps snapping his every moment with their iPhones. This is the first flight the campaign has organized with the press.

"Look at the cameras," Romney laughed. "You guys get a life."

His wife came to the back of the plane, which has ten rows, to meet the group of press, quibbling with one on his grade for Romney's debate performance from the night before.

"It was his best performance," she told the reporter.

Accompanying his wife, Romney joked to a CBS reporter sitting in the emergency exit row: "You know how to use that row?"

At an afternoon event in South Carolina, Romney will pick up the highly-coveted endorsement of the state's governor, Nikki Haley.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Gurgi

    Ron Paul has some good ideas, but when he gets wound up he starts sounding bat-crap crazy.

    December 16, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. Independent Voters

    Romney is a liberal and flip flop we dont need him as president.
    I wonder how much the tax payor paying for this plane.

    December 16, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. kayla

    wishingful thinking. in his dreams maybe

    December 16, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    "Fortunately the opinions of liberals are unimportant right now as they would not vote for any republican anyway. Thus they can be ignored."

    Are you really this stupid? Do you not understand that a bunch of us "libs" will be voting in the GOP primaries, of for no other reason than to try and ensure that someone less than a full on theocratic corporatist deathcult member is running on your side. You truly are clueless, as are many of your "new" (paid?) friends from the extreme right.

    December 16, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. Just Say No To Flipper

    "Hair Force One"?!? Sounds zany! Wait, I think zany is a bad thing. Well, it also sounds a bit condescending and arrogant when they talk about how important and famous Flipper's hair is. Oh wait, that's not good either. Another failed Flipper attempt to come across as something other than a zombie deathcult puppet of Karl Rove and the hidden elites.

    December 16, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    @ Iowa 2

    Lynda, I agree with your "Obama/Biden 2011" as this will be the last year Obama and Biden will enjoy together. Romney will end Obama's Depression as the recovery will start with Romeny taking over in 2013. Romeny 2012!!

    IF you really support "Romeny" as you stated above – maybe, just maybe you should LEARN to spell his name correctly but then again, it really doesn't matter because he will NEVER be POTUS.

    December 16, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. Gurgi

    @Anonymous, way to perpetuate the liberal stereotype as a group of people that call names and insults proving they have a severe lack of character and do not have facts to back up their beliefs. Whether true or not, the minute you start using insults and name calling your credibility goes out the window.

    December 16, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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