TAMPA, Fla. -- After a full day of being hounded by the media during a press conference-free swing across Florida on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney explained why he wasn't talking.
"Guys," Romney told reporters who shouted questions at him while he met with supporters, "we have press avails or press conferences almost every day, and that's when I answer the questions."
The reporters in the scrum exchanged glances. You do?
Later on, Emily Friedman of ABC News conducted a quick fact check and found Romney has held three press availabilities in the past three weeks:
Romney's last press conference was nearly a week ago on November 23 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The one before that?
November 19 in New Hampshire.
And a full week before that Romney held a press conference in Mauldin, S.C, on November 11. And in October, he held just three press availabilities total.
Romney did grant an interview with Fox News Tuesday morning before his speech near Miami, and some reporters took notice.
"Is there a particular reason you're only speaking to Fox News?" one videographer in Tampa shouted on Tuesday afternoon.
"Because it's the best!" a woman in the crowd of supporters yelled back.
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