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Ahead of first votes, Romney seeks to bond with ordinary people, but it can be an awkward fit
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) ' Mitt Romney's effort to show more of his personal side has been anything but a smooth transition.
In the final stretch of the Iowa caucus campaign, Romney has stepped out from behind the curtain of private fundraising events that for months shielded him from unscripted encounters with voters.
Yet he still can struggle to connect with people on a personal level.
That's been the rap against him since his 2008 race when he was labeled stiff and robotic. He's trying to shake that perception this time around.