Lifecasting With Mitt Romney

Between his boys and his body man, who needs the press?

The Romney pool reporters, shuttled from hold location to hold location, have nothing on the family and aides of the Republican presidential candidate when it comes to documenting his pre-debate moves. And boy do they like to document his evenings before big debates.

Matt Romney tweeted a pic from "Backstage before the debate."

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From Mitt's body man, David Jackson, we got the view "On our way to the debate. Going to be a great night."

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Tagg Romney ‏tweeted some "Pre-debate fun. Mom looks good in pink. Stuart wearing a tie -- somewhere pigs are flying."

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Josh Romney was "Hanging out pre debate. You may notice that @CraigRomney is not a big crust eater," he tweeted.

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It's not the first cycle we've seen this kind of candidate lifecasting, nor the first campaign in which the very social media-friendly Romney boys have been doing it. But the strange mix of inside glimpses and formal distance these snapshots provide is always striking.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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