Put a Mitt in It!

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Byline: Ben Crair

Romney rarely loses his composure--unless you interrupt him. Then he insists he speak. He appeals to the moderator. He may even touch your shoulder. Our guide to his outbursts.

Right now, it's my turn, so let me continue ... Hold on just a moment ... You know what? I get a chance ... I came here to speak ... Hold a second, let me speak. Hold on a second! ... Now it's my turn to give my answer ... You ready for my answer?

AUG. 11, IOWA STATE FAIR

RICK, again--Rick, I'm speaking ... I'm speaking. I'm speaking. I'm speaking ... You get 30 seconds. This is the way the rules work here. I get 60 seconds and then you get 30 seconds to respond. Right? Anderson? ... Would you please wait? Are you just going to keep talking? ... Would you let me finish what I have to say? ... I'll tell you what, let me take my time, and then you can take your time. All right? ... You have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking. And I suggest that if you want to become president of the United States, you have got to let both people speak. So first, let me speak.

OCT. 18, GOP DEBATE

YOU had your turn, madam. Let me have mine . …