Romney On Return To Belmont: Vote, Visit Family, Laundry, CVS

BOSTON (CBS) – Mitt Romney will be back in Massachusetts today to vote in the Super Tuesday primaries and do a little laundry and shopping.

He’ll cast his ballot at a senior center in Belmont, where he and his wife Ann own a condominium. They sold the family’s house there back in 2009.

“I’m going to be back in my home state finally celebrating, hopefully, a victory in Massachusetts and maybe some other states as well,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu.

Romney talks to WBZ’s Joe Mathieu

“Michigan is where I was born, of course, that’s my native state, I think is the right term. But having lived 40 years in Massachusetts, I think I qualify as a guy where Massachusetts is my home state.”

So what will the former governor do in his brief return from the campaign trail?

“There are a lot of things I love in Massachusetts – top of the list is my son and his wife and their four children. So, we’ll be spending some time with them and maybe I’ll be able to get into Belmont Center and have dinner at Il Casale, a wonderful restaurant right there. And I’ll be spending some time getting some shopping done. I’ve got laundry to do and clothes to get cleaned and a couple of things to pick up at CVS.”

Don’t believe him?

WBZ political analyst Jon Keller said it’s probably true.

“You know I believe that because Mitt Romney is notoriously cheap in his personal spending habits,” Keller said.

“There was a great article in the Globe some months back where they interviewed his Belmont barber, who said that Romney only started to come get his haircut under duress from his wife, because she was sick of doing it herself. Can you imagine that? The guy’s worth several hundred million dollars and he’s getting his hair cut around the kitchen table.”

Keller talks to WBZ’s Joe Mathieu

“So, I’m not surprised that he shops at CVS, with all due respect to CVS.”

So why else did Romney come home?

“I think he ran out of clean underwear,” Keller said.

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