I had the opportunity to watch the Patch video of folks’ comments after watching the presidential debate last night. Please note, only men were presented on that video.
In full disclosure, I was invited to the Novato event but could not attend because of a family matter; so maybe other women could also not attend, or perhaps were there and were not interviewed.
I only bring up the women thing, because as a woman, watching this video with comments made by a bunch of men, I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT. I now understand WHY Romney so flusters men. MEN, I say, not women, as has been suggested, again and again.
A few old guys (take no offense, please, you cute geezers) were pretty keen on Romney, but one guy — in two different segments — attested to two begrudging facts about Mitt. He told me that due to this debate he realized, for the first time, that he (Mitt that is) “is not an idiot.” He later added that it was also the first time he realized Romney, “has a brain in his head.”
The occupation of this man was listed under his name on the video, this occupation (one I retired from due to painful and chronic ennui) suggesting he himself has a brain in his head and is not an idiot, and would therefore, clearly see that a man who has made millions and millions of dollars as a businessman, and blew out massive corruption in the Olympics, would have a brain in his head and not be an idiot, too. He would not need convincing of this fact. Certainly he could question Romney’s politics, religion and all that jazz, but not that he has no brain.
I think even Big Bird would agree, distressed as he might be right now, that Romney has a brain in his head and is not an idiot.
The guy I speak of is a nice looking man, like this presidential candidate, according to what I see on the aforementioned video. He’s got a nice head of hair, graying at the sideburns, like the Mitt man, BUT his hair continues to gray throughout, while Romney’s stops dead and goes dark. I think this threatens this guy, deep in his subconscious mind, while the geezers, almost bald, don’t care one way or the other.
They care if Romney might be able to get us out of this hellhole of an economy.
It’s probably also true, that Romney has made a LOT more money in his career, and I think that’s a very rankling thought for a lot of men, like this guy. Men get very competitive when they see handsome, rich men of a certain age, with a beautiful wife and hoards of good-looking kids and grandkids.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting President Obama isn’t nice looking —he is — though he’s a little skinny these days. And Michelle is drop-dead gorgeous and those clothes she wears are stunning. But I can’t say Obama’s “hot," though a lot of women I know think Mitt’s pretty darn handsome.
So many things happened as a result of this first debate, not the least being that it can be established that Mitt Romney is not an idiot and has a brain in his head — for those who thought otherwise.
And, that a lot of women think he’s hot.