Photo of the Day: Mitt Romney’s Chair Holder

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This young man has snagged a coveted entry-level job on the Iowa campaign trail: chair holder-upper for Mitt Romney. If he does his job well and Mitt doesn’t fall over too many times, he can expect to be promoted to door holder-opener. Who says social mobility is dead in America?

UPDATE: Turns out this is a real person! It’s Garrett Jackson, Romney’s body man for the past year. More here.

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