Romney is on a boat
May 19th, 2012
02:25 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney is on a boat

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) - Likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney took a day off from the campaign trail Saturday to spend some alone time on a boat in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

As seen in the photo above, Romney got out on the waves with Secret Service as company. Earlier this week, the former Massachusetts governor told reporters he was planning for a rare, quiet afternoon.

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"It will be me alone. Put the boat in the water," he said. "Get out the picnic tables. By myself."

Minutes after the candidate cruised off from the dock, another set of boaters participated in the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race in the same stretch of water.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Reminds me of John Kerry's windsurfing.

    May 19, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Lionel

    Romney is so out of touch with the average american. I hope in november voters do not vote for this liar.
    He has swiss and cayman island bank accounts to avoid paying taxes and pays a tax rate of only 16%.
    I wish he would just sail off into the sunset.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    May 19, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. New Moon Rising

    The shape shifter alone on a boat in the waters of New Hampshire ... and this is news why ???

    May 19, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. Tony White

    So, the Obamas spend an incredible amount of time and money on taxpayer funded vacations, and the left tries to slam Romney for taking a single afternoon away on a boat HE owns, powered by gasoline HE paid for.

    Secret Service is along, granted, and that does cost money, one cannot deny that.

    However, he did not take Air Force One to California for a haircut (Clinton) and he did not vacation with his entire family at taxpayer expense.

    Where is the problem here? This "article" is written as if Romney has done some tragic and horrible thing. Get a grip, people. It's a boat ride.

    May 19, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. Devon

    But McCain said its MY TURN, Im Weally Weally mad caus I wanna be Camada in Chief & all da Pwess is askin Weally Touf Questins & Dimmy Hoffa is Startin to be Weally Tough & I Mit Womy am gonna get Weally mad & Put my Puupy on Da Woof & go Aidy Miles Per Ouwa!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Is this guy heading for Cayman Island? For bringing stashed money from there.

    May 19, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. Donkey Party

    Really? A canoe and kayak race in the same stretch of water? Willard the Liar is also a paddling panderer. Fake, phony, fraud, liar. Shame on anyone that wastes their vote on Romney.

    May 19, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Angel

    "It wil be me alone", the secret service, and a group of reporters for a great photo- op.

    May 19, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Romney just keep going mabye to the cayman or switerland.

    May 19, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  10. B R W

    One reporter cruised by Mitt in another boat and distinctly heard the sound of "Angry Birds" coming from his phone.

    May 19, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Devon

    Come on my brothers & sistas, What, to strong? Me not think so.

    May 19, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |