Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Well, Romney did not have one
Compare Romney to the typical candidate, not to a candidate who is the first presidential candidate in 7 elections with a net unfavorable rating, who just pissed off a ton of people with 47%, going up a likable black president. Romney's not on a short leash, fairly or not he has no room for anything that could possibly be mis-interpreted at all.
Every other presidential candidate has always had plenty of room to, you know, react like like a normal human being. A smile is hardly damning unless you think he's a Kenyan demon from hell.