Pre-Debate, Restless Romney
In the lowering expectations category, a Romney aide told Buzzfeed that Mitt spent a miserable sleepless night on Monday.
Romney got virtually no sleep Monday night, an aide said, blaming a freight train that passed through a grade crossing near the hotel and blew its horn roughly every hour all through the night. The candidate’s sleep deprivation so worried his staff that the campaign looked into switching hotels. The logistics were ultimately too tough, the aide said, and there was concern about how it would look.
Romney’s not used to this. Normally, while sleeping at his beach-front chalet or his lake-front secluded estate, there are none of these “freight trains” that seem to plague the lives of the little people.