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Mitt Romney Attacked by Airline Passenger


Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was unhurt on Monday after an airline passenger took a swing at him as their plane prepared to leave Vancouver, Canada.

According to the Associated Press, "Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney and his wife were on an Air Canada flight to Los Angeles on Monday when Romney asked the passenger sitting in front of his wife, Ann, to raise his seat back before take-off.

"Fehrnstrom says the passenger then became enraged and took a swing at Romney. He says the former Massachusetts governor did not retaliate, but let the airline crew respond."

"The plane returned to the gate, the passenger was removed and the flight took off a short time later."

Romney, who headed the committee that brought the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City, was in Vancouver for the 2010 sporting extravaganza.

It is widely speculated that the former Massachusetts governor and marriage equality opponent will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

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