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Mitt Romney, the ordinary American who flies cheap and eats fresh

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Mitt Romney is an ordinary American, who flies and eats cheap just like us.

Take a look at the Republican presidential candidate’s Twitter feed in recent days, and it’s clear his campaign is making an effort to show that.

“I have spent most of my life outside of politics, dealing with real problems in the real economy,” Romney tweeted, which may have also been a swipe at opponent Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has a long history of serving in elected office in Texas.

Then there’s this photo Romney posted of him thanking “the great @SouthwestAir crew for an easy flight” at Louis Armstrong International Airport. The takeaway? He may be a wealthy former businessman, but he’s not flying private. He too flies commercial. (RELATED: Rick Santorum is just like us too! He ‘smoked pot’ in college)

And then there’s the photo posted Thursday of Romney eating a fresh — and cheap — Subway sandwich.

“Thanks @subwayfreshbuzz for breakfast. Better than the usual campaign diet of morning donuts,” he wrote.

This isn’t the first time Romney made an effort to not appear so formal, stuffy or wealthy in the age of a weak economy and the tea parties. He’s also noticeably ditched the tie at while on the trail.

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  • Californiaconservative

    He is one of us he may have more money than most of us but he is still one of us Americans we need to be more united and stop the class warfare. We always say we will accept people no matter race, religion or income status that is unless your rich and then your somehow a bad person.

  • Mattillynn

    Being a mormon myself, it does not surprise me that Romney eats subway and flies domestically. Also to note, Romney contributes significantly much more than any other candidate to charity. He has treated his wealthiness with humility, which no American should ridicule. A recent study by CNN highlighted Obama, Perry, and Romney’s contributions and Perry contributed nearly nothing, while Obama did the same until about a year before election, and Romney has done so consistently throughout his life…so you can’t convince me that Romney is doing this for show. He also has raised  a large family and taught them to work for their education and to give of time and money considerably. If you look at his wife and how she raised her children you will also see little fluff and stuff!! They walk the talk, so to speak…unlike many wealthy political figures recently.

  • Tim

    “I have spent most of my life outside of politics” — but only because the voters forced him to.  It wasn’t for lack of trying.

    • Humorless

      He’s not a “career politician”….unlike Golden Boy from TX, is he?

  • doncicciofitipaldi

    THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST JOKE I’VE SEEN HERE IN A WHILE.  WHO DOES THIS TRUST FUND BABY THINK HE’S FOOLING?

    HE IS ANYTHING B=U=T A REGULAR PERSON. THAT IS NOT BAD UNTO ITSELF, BUT THIS GUY IS SOMETHING ONE DAY, SOMETHING ELSE THE NEXT, FOR SOMETHING ON MONDAY AND AGAINST IT ON TUESDAY,ETC.

    I DON’T THINK MITT ROMNEY EVEN KNOWS WHO MITT ROMNEY IS.

    WILL THE REAL MITT ROMNEY PLEASE STAND UP?