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Mitt Romney pigs out at a campaign event

Jan. 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM ET

Mitt Romney cuts and serves a roast pig during a campaign stop at Casa Marin restaurant in Hialeah, Florida.

Shield your eyes, vegetarians: This little piggy has landed on a plate in front of Mitt Romney. The GOP presidential hopeful took his knife and tongs to a suckling pig in Hialeah, Florida on Sunday during a campaign stop. 

The slow-roasted swine, a traditional Cuban lechon, was an offering from popular local eatery Casa Marin, reports the Miami Herald. Romney visited the restaurant after making a speech outside while making the rounds in the area ahead of Tuesday's primary. 

During the speech, his son Craig grabbed the microphone. "My father doesn't speak Spanish," he said, in Spanish, before letting the crowd know his pop does does speak "the language of the economy."

After entering the restaurant as patriotic Cuban anthem "Guantanamera" played and carving the tender porker, Romney blew a kiss and worked the room.  

Surely Romney's opponents will not be outdone by his carving skills; cue Gingrich with a cleaver at a Pollo Tropical?  

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TODAY.com senior editor Amy DiLuna likes her pig in bacon form, should anyone want to come court her vote.

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