Mitt Romney released his tax returns this week showing he made $21 million last year and paid 14% in tax. At any time in the past that would be something to be admired, even worshipped. The Kennedys made their fortune smuggling booze for goodness sakes, and we put the whole family up on a pedestal. Mitt also happens to be a dashing dark leading man. But his machismo is definitely been threatened by the inability to close the Republican deal.
Newt is channeling Bill Clinton, the comeback kid despite having had an open marriage. And the country is pissed at the press and the government (really Tim, you couldn’t show up for the Bruin’s photo op at the White House?). And Newt is lockstep with that mission. His only real problem is that he doesn’t want to be Bill Clinton he wants to be Ronald Reagan. And Mitt looks a lot more like Reagan than Mitt does.
And then there is our sitting President, Barack Obama. This week he just decided to show off and sing a little Al Green to prove not only can he run the free world, play hoops, and be a loving father and husband but sing too. Mr. President I really tried to watch the State of the Union last night, I really did. But I had it on for about 30 seconds and was bored to tears. Could be me, for sure. But somehow the rising rhetoric of hope has failed to pan out and that is a threat to your manhood Sir.
So what do you think dear readers, who in the field is the real man? Be sure to give your rationale and, of course, write-in votes are gladly accepted.