Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Presidential Hopeful's Unfortunate Wife

Sometimes you wish that candidates would just keep their wives out of things, lest they end up having to pretend to like to bake cookies1 or get caught saying silly things on camera.

For example....
"I feel like all [Obama]'s doing is saying, 'Let's kill this guy," she said, seated next to her husband, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, in an exclusive interview with CBS News chief political correspondent Jan Crawford. "And I feel like that's not really a very good campaign policy.
What does that over-the-top hyperbole actually mean?
Ann Romney said it's all part of a plan to portray her husband "in a light that is just completely wrong... they don't' get him at all."
How about a specific example?
Pressed by Crawford on what qualities in her husband she sees most misrepresented, she said, that "he's not as approachable as I am or something like that. That's like, really kind of funny to me because it's all - it's all backwards."
Um... yeah. You see, "The Adjustment Bureau" is based on real life, and... starting when he was in high school, perhaps before that, President Obama has been dispatching... agents that are similar to, but aren't quite angels... to change the path of Romney's life so that he appears stiff and unapproachable. Not to mention, the guy who was messing with Matt Damon's life in the Adjustment Bureau also played General Zod in Superman II - which could mean that his real-life counterpart is not only an alien but is evil... and has superpowers.

I don't mean to mock the actual argument, that the President is trying to "kill" Romney by making him look stiff and unapproachable. We need to be fair: the man is approachable by even the littlest of the little people - you just have to approach him in the right manner.

1. There is nothing wrong with liking to bake cookies - you just shouldn't have to pretend.

1 comment:

  1. But all of Romney's friends can tell you, he's a whole different person when he lets his hair down. (Figuratively speaking - his actual hair is immovable.) For example, his friend Sean Hannity can assure you that he's as relaxed as can be when talking about his horses and dressage.