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Money, Money Everywhere — And Not A Dime For Coffee

In 1952, an award-winning photograph of Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson showed him with a hole in the sole of his shoe -- an image that became memorable for countering the characterization of Stevenson as a well-to-do intellectual. Decades later, affluent Republican candidate Mitt Romney has had a similar moment, though it may not resonate quite as much.
(AP)
According to the Associated Press, Romney was campaigning in Dewitt, Iowa, when he and the town's mayor stopped off for a cup of coffee at a local restaurant. He then ordered a vanilla steamer and offered to pick up the mayor's order, too. Until, that is, he realized he wasn't carrying his wallet and had only $3 on him. Romney ended up having to borrow some cash from an aide.

The irony, of course, is that Romney's net worth is around $200 million, if not more, and his campaign has raised over $60 million, $10 million of which was his own money. But all that's worth very little if you forget to stop by the ATM before heading out on the trail.