Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wanted: A regular guy

Writing for the Atlantic, Brian Fung observes: "[T]he closer Romney gets to becoming real to a voter, the more his likeability declines. ... Most politicians tend to be ordinary-looking people who spend their time convincing voters they're office-quality material. Romney is rushing the other way: he's the politician from central casting who is stumbling through an audition for a role of regular human. Not that other candidates don't make mistakes -- they do, all the time -- but in Romney's case awkward moments stand out like neon road signs precisely because we expect him to make the jump from TV to reality as effortlessly and convincingly as his polished appearance would imply."

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