Mitt Romney's Reportedly Aloof Airline Exchange

The latest example being bandied about Mitt Romney of his not-so-affable personality is a reportedly aloof exchange between him and passenger while flying in coach. The candidate was seated next to physician Carolyn McClanahan on a flight to Boston, and as she relayed to The New York Times, Romney wasn't so conversational when she spoke with him:

According to Ms. McClanahan, about an hour into the flight -- which Mr. Romney mostly spent reading USA Today and using an iPad while wearing headphones -- she told him her idea for improving the American health care system: slashing overhead costs by switching to an electronic billing system.

"He looked at me blankly and said, 'I understand,' then put his iPad headphones in and kept reading," she said.

While Ms. McClanahan said Mr. Romney was probably exhausted, she was disappointed he showed so little interest.

..."He's just like people describe him: just very wooden," [she said].

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