Daily Feed: Meet The Romney Campaign's Secret Weapon, Mrs. Romney

Meet The Romney Campaign’s Secret Weapon, Mrs. Romney. “Mrs. Romney is being deployed with a growing sense of urgency to do what her husband has been unwilling or unable to do this election season: offer voters a compelling, three-dimensional portrait of Mitt Romney.” And in this picture, Mitt is drinking chocolate milk, eating peanut butter, and singing while on horseback. Also, Ann Romney would like to make clear that she is totally not comparing her happy marriage with Newt’s marital triad. [New York Times]

Speaking of Romney Relationships: Political Tag-Team Season Kicks Off. Now that things have gotten more or less down to the wire between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, the pair have spontaneously become BFFs with former rivals Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, each wielding his new buddy as a straw man with which to bludgeon his opponent’s political cred. In that light, those Ron Paul anti-Gingrich ads — not to mention Gingrich’s total non-debate with Jon Huntsman last night — make a little more sense. Mind you, all this is old hat for Romney, who did exactly the same thing in 2008 against McCain. And we know how well that worked. [Salon]

The Occupy Boston Bill We All Get To Foot: $1 Million and Change… and Counting. Those police overtime hours don’t exactly come for free, you know — nor does the Dewey landscaping. So far according to Channel 5 “Boston police estimate the protest cost about $1 million to patrol; transit police said they incurred $25,000 in overtime costs; and the Greenway Conservatory say it will cost $40,000 to $60,000 to clean up Dewey Square.” These numbers will only go up as protesters take to their various alternatives. Thanks, Occupiers, this is really going to help things. [WCVB]

Bank of America Customers Are Not a Forgiving Lot. The superbank just rang in dead last on the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Just to reiterate, that $5 debit fee fiasco was a really, really bad idea. [Boston Business Journal]

Friendly’s Alleged Pension Fraud: Not So Friendly After All? The casual eatery, which spent the last decade subsisting largely on waves of consumer nostalgia before declaring bankruptcy this fall, is now accused of illegally shuffling funds to get out of paying employee retirement benefits. Naturally, the chain’s parent company denies all claims, but still… this really just takes all the joy out of those last-minute clown sundaes we wanted to sneak in. [Boston Globe]