Hitting speeds of up to 90 mph at times, the motorcade made what had been scheduled as a 61-minute drive in roughly 45 minutes on a route that took us along the Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway and prompted your pooler to wonder many times if she would live to cover Romney's remarks at the fundraiser tonight.
Whoa! Death-defying high-speed chases? Slap a leather jacket on Mitt and he's Marlon Brando in The Wild One. (Which, incidentally, is Romney's most up-to-date pop culture reference.)
But the excitement didn't end there…
Then, as we turned into Lake Terrace, the motorcade drove past an Orthodox Jewish wedding party that had been posing for pictures outside. Immediately, the family abandoned the bride and groom and began chasing Romney's car in the parking lot, waving cameras.
Reckless joyrides, crashed weddings and mobs of adoring fans — this is the new Mitt Romney, folks. But don't worry if you don't like it. He's pretty good at reinventing himself.
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