Opening Act: Free Like an Untamed Stallion

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Feb. 27 2012 8:39 AM

Opening Act: Free Like an Untamed Stallion

LIVONIA, Mich. -- The rumor du jour is that Mitt Romney's final pre-election rally will feature a cameo by "special musical guest" Kid Rock, a Republican who has cheerfully loaned the candidate the song "Born Free." The fourth estate is excited by this.

Maggie Haberman muses on the meaning of Ford Field and "Romney's fumble."

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Phil Rucker finds that the big takeaway from Romney's trip to Daytona was this quote: "I have some great friends that are NASCAR owners."

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.