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Mitt Romney is trying to seize momentum with a five-day bus tour through small towns across six battleground states.

The presumptive Republican nominee announced plans Monday to visit with families and business owners during his “Every Town Counts” bus tour, which begins Friday morning on the same New Hampshire farm where he formally launched his campaign just over a year ago.

Romney will be traveling from New Hampshire to Michigan over the course of five days, during which time he will be talking with "real Americans," which is the single thing that consistently gets Mitt Romney in trouble more than anything else. So much trouble, in fact, that his campaign has been dodging those situations wherever possible. I can't even imagine Mitt Romney willingly spending five straight days on a bus, much less spending the time talking to jus' folk. I give it two days before he snaps and has to be replaced by a Mitt Romney lookalike.

This seems like a hugely dangerous move on the campaign's part. Mitt and normal folk just do not get along very well; Mitt Romney pissed off from non-stop bus riding probably isn't going to be at the top of his game when talking to them. And that's six states with different local traditions and foodstuffs that need complimenting! For Mitt, this stuff is got to be the campaign equivalent of jumping the Grand Canyon on a rocket-bike—while trying to remember what "donuts" are called.

In other words, I can't wait. Mitt Romney's return to retail campaigning has the potential to be awesome.

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