A New Jersey couple that got married yesterday has a story to tell about how they met Mitt Romney.
Seems as though the presumptive GOP nominee's motorcade pulled up to the Lake Terrace banquet hall in Lakewood, as Eli and Zahava Ben-Haim were posing for pictures. A chase ensued to get a glimpse of Romney.
"Several men in yarmulkes who were standing nearby turned their cameras away from the couple, and a few men outside the hall chased the motorcade around the corner," the Associated Press reports.
Romney later met with the bride and groom and posed for pictures. As our Gannett colleagues at the Asbury Park Press report today, the Ben-Haims are Republicans.
"Romney is good for America," Eli Ben-Haim is quoted as saying. If Romney is elected, he said, "America will recover its economy. And we will do a lot better than we are."
The back story to this story is that Romney's motorcade was purportedly traveling up to 90 mph at times on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway to get to the fundraising event from the Newark airport.
Holly Bailey of Yahoo! News, the pool reporter, noted that the normally hour-long drive took 45 minutes. The Romney campaign said the press van may have hit those high speeds but the candidate did not, according to The New York Times.