When you apply pressure to a capacitive screen, it will only recognize the action if it has an electrical current. The naked hand delivers these electrical impulses directly to touchscreens. This is why the wool mittens your Aunt Vi made won't work on most touchscreen devices.
I imagine Romney in the setting of a Mad Men-like office, activating the intercom on his desk. "Ann, get Mormon God on the phone, see if we can't move some things around and maybe postpone this hurricane."