I wish I knew what point Mitt Romney was trying to make on this one. To me it looks like the opening scene of a disaster movie, the part where the big-shot politicians and other folks are innocently going about their business not at all aware that, by the time the day is out, the robot apocalypse will have begun and all of humanity will be enslaved and sent to work in the hoagie mines. And no, I don't know why that's the first thing I thought of:
It's such a campaign moment, though. Identify local foodstuff? Check. Assert satisfaction with regionally popular eatery? Check. Bond with the commoners over the little details of their filthy, robot-infested lives? That's a big damn check, baby!
Some folks are calling this a Romney "supermarket scanner" moment. I'm not sure if they mean that as a dig against Romney or are just trying to remind some of us that we're all really, really old. Sigh.