RICHMOND, Va. — The Romney campaign plane broke down here Saturday night, stranding the candidate, his staff, and the restless press corps for several hours on a tarmac as aides tried to figure out another way back to Boston.
To cope with their indefinitely late night, reporters drank beer, played an increasingly ironic playlist on someone's iPad (feat. "Leaving on a Jet Plane") — and, of course, got on Twitter.
By midnight the campaign had secured a replacement plane, and all landed safely in Bedford, MA at around 2:00 a.m., at which point everyone began Tweeting at each other again.
McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.
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