Well, colour me surprised!
Willard “Mitt” Romney, when a sufficient distance away from a television camera and campaign appearance, is a normal-looking (though still clearly super wealthy) guy!
Check out this post on Buzzfeed, showing a montage of Mitt Romney shots taken by his daughter-in-law for her blog:
Now, I’m not saying that Mitt Romney’s entire campaign team should be fired. I’m just saying that they should be politely invited to enter the barrel of a giant cannon and then smoothly launched at high velocity from their recumbent positions on a swift journey to an alternative, watery location, many miles from dry land.
The talking heads always tell us that image is everything. So why have none of these images surfaced until now? Why, when anyone utters the name “Romney”, do we picture without fail the stiff, patrician, ill-at-ease baby boomer that we all know and love, standing stiffly in a pair of dark blue jeans that he would clearly never wear off the campaign trail, a vote-winning automaton programmed to say (approximately) the right thing and squeak by with the narrowest of margins?
I’m not saying that I could single-handedly do a better job than everyone on the Romney 2012 campaign payroll. Actually, yes, yes I am. I am saying that I could single-handedly do a better job than everyone on the Romney 2012 campaign’s current payroll. And so could my wife’s cat.
Those pics look like Tommy Hilfiger ads…polo shirts and exotic places aren’t gonna help him look more normal.
I quite agree! The one of him driving the speedboat especially does not help to build his image as a man of the people! But at least in a couple of them he doesn’t look quite so much like a robocandidate, frozen in space with a fixed smile on his face, waiting to receive the next set of commands from his campaign advisers 😉