From the Daily Kos:
In January 2012, Mitt and Craig Romney did a small rally in Plymouth, Iowa. At that rally, Mitt Romney admitted he tripped his daughter-in-law, who had just given birth, in order to win a family race.
CRAIG ROMNEY: …And it was down to my wife and my dad over here.
ROMNEY: I tripped her.
CRAIG ROMNEY: And it was kind of in the home stretch in the run there. And she had a slight lead on him. And he said that in that moment, he decided he was going to win that race or he was going to die trying. And you see this fight to the finish, and he went for this — he gave it everything he had. He gave it a good kick and he beat her in the end. And he did almost die trying, by the way.
He passed out in a lawn chair and we didn’t see him the rest of the day. He barely made lot of life. But it’s that type of hard work, it’s that type of determination, I think, that we need in the White House.
The Atlantic Wire, January 31, 2012
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been following the Romney campaign. It does bring up a question: with only a few weeks left and his campaign turning into a sad anecdote in history, to what ends will Mitt go to trip his opponent and win the race?