Mitt Romney: for The New York Times

Covering political campaigns, Republican or Democratic, is always interesting. There's something very Americana and biblical about the gathering of the people, the clamoring of hope, the need to believe in someone greater than themselves, the politician - the shepherd gathering and leading his flock to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The following images are from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's stop in Portsmouth, VA.

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