Mitt Romney might not be the most charismatic candidate, but that’s a hidden strength in an election that’s all about competence and getting back to the basics of what once made America work so well. This week, the pro-Obama journalist Andrew Sullivan wrote that with his wealth, good looks and apple-pie conservatism, Romney is like “a focus-group tested model president from 1965”. Sullivan obviously doesn’t realise how popular the TV show Mad Men is. Who wouldn’t warm to a candidate that represents an age marked by low unemployment, stable families and a laissez-faire attitude towards drinking at work?Romney represents another side to the Sixties-the side that didn't rebel. If Obama was the "cool kid", then perhaps Romney is the square but sensible Dad waiting in the wings.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Mad Men Candidate
In lending its support to Mitt Romney, the UK Telegraph notes: