Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Super Hum-Mitt

My favorite part about Mitt Romney is the admiration I have for him as America's Mormon Political Superman. In time for Father's Day, the Romney campaign released a video on it's website, a home video no less, showing the 2006 Romney Christmas holiday from their beautiful, Western, woodsy Utah vacation home with pine walls and stainless steel appliances. Apparently it was over this vacation that Mitt made the final decision to run for President of the United States to cap off his charmed life. This video shows his outrageously all-American family - men with chiseled chins playing basketball, sledding and watching football alongside attractive wives and toddlers running around playing games and drinking juice. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady even make notable cameos in the background of a number of shots on the television. Coincidence? I don't think so. More importantly, only once does anyone appear to be actually watching the game, a grandson. What's up with that? Back to the point, we see Mitt as vigorous (sledding and being rammed into by his son), patriarchal (saying a thankful prayer before dinner), studious (shooting a piercing gaze into a book while his wife gushes about how intelligent he is) and successful. What better in a President? Sound judgment perhaps, but in terms of political pageantry I think we have as fine an actor as we will see in our lifetimes. I recommend the video (only 13 minutes) even for the haters out there. At the very least you will see that he has a son named Tagg. Whoops, I guess I ruined that for you.

See you out on the trail,

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