Mitt Romney breaks into song, serenading Florida voters

Mitt Romney usually recites lyrics to 'America the Beautiful' during his stump speech. But on Monday, the eve of Florida's GOP primary, he broke into song – and the crowd joined him.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, sings 'America the Beautiful' as he campaigns at Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Fla., Monday.

First Herman Cain, then Barack Obama. On the eve of the Florida primary, it was Mitt Romney’s turn to break out in song before a crowd of voters.

Usually, Mr. Romney recites the words to “America the Beautiful” in his stump speech. But on Monday night, at a rally in The Villages, a big central Florida retirement community, Romney added the tune – and the crowd joined in. Perhaps he was feeling extra chuffed, what with the polls predicting a big victory here on Tuesday.

But if this were "American Idol," Romney might have something to worry about. And he should be grateful Mr. Cain is out of the race. Cain, the former pizza mogul, wowed his audience back in October with a rousing rendition of “Imagine There’s no Pizza” to the tune of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” And who can forget President Obama giving us a few enticing lines of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” a couple of weeks ago?

Romney, at least, gave it the old college try. See for yourself.

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