Personally, I Prefer the Image of an Oven Mitt...

Still SANFORD, Fla.—I love colorful metaphors as much as the next pretentious writer, but this might be a bit florid even for my tastes.

From State Rep. D. Alan Hays' introduction of Romney: 

"When I hear the word 'mitt,' it takes me back to my high-school days, when I was playing baseball. I was a catcher and a first baseman, and a mitt is what I always wore. And a mitt gave me assurance that I was gonna have a clean catch. Nice, clean, you can really get that ball in there and grab it. It's the same way Mitt Romney won't drop the ball as President of the United States."

Hmm. I never thought of it that way.