Romney was speaking to the Times about his chevalier Ann’s brush with danger last week, when a plane on which she was a passenger was forced to make an emergency landing after an electrical fire caused the cabin to fill with smoke.
“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no - and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”
The scene that immediately preceded this interview:
Advisor: Mitt, you’re tanking in the polls, the more people get to know you. We have to make you a more popular Republican.
Mitt: Marvelous! What shall we do, for Pete’s sake?
Advisor: Go out there, and try to be as stupid as George W. Bush. It worked great for us in 2000 and 2004.
Mitt: That’s the kind of thinking that makes trees exactly the right height! Marvelous!
“The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”