In a wide-ranging interview with Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, Parade magazine asked the Republican presidential candidate whether he is an emotional person. Romney responded by contrasting himself against a fellow prominent Republican known for shedding a few tears:
Do you cry?
AR: I do.
Do you, Governor?
MR: I’m emotional. I don’t show it quite as clearly as John Boehner, but I’m an emotional person. There is a, I don’t know, a societal norm that if you’re running for office, you can’t be emotional, and perhaps I bow to that too often.