Standing In The Gap Of The Real And Perceived
In the past couple of months, Mitt Romney has been steadily moving toward the 1144 delegates necessary to secure the Republican nomination in Tampa Bay, Florida this August, and represent Republicans in the 2012 presidential election in November. Assuming he clinches the nomination, Mr. Romney would face the formidable sexiness of Barack Obama a mere two months later, and make no mistake: he would lose such a contest.
That’s right; you heard me: sexiness. It’s as simple as that. Let’s go ahead, face it, and say it out loud. We want our sexy back. And if it never left, we sure aren’t trading for a loss. We really are that shallow.
Unsavory and banal as it may be, the simple truth is, underneath the veneer of issues and morals and ideology and patriotism, every presidential election in the United States since 1960 has been determined by one criterion: who’s sexier? Sure, in some elections, the decision might be a matter of degrees, really, but on this characteristic, most of us have proven to be single issue voters. Oh, you need a little coaxing?
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After Obama won office, and even before, there was the talk around the water cooler..”Isn’t he SO handsome?!” the girls would say…and I’m thinking, ummmm…nooooo…helloo.. “And isn’t Michelle BEAUTIFUL??!” I’m thinking about what kind of distorted Jedi mind trick these people were playing…or how many mushrooms they probably had in the 60’s to further damage their cognitive thinking…how can you call two rather homely/average looking people sexy and beautiful (and let’s not forget FASHIONABLE) with a straight face??!. Either they are willingly deceived, or more likely, simply wanting and wishing something to be so (when it isn’t) that they will call it something it is not, and hope and pray that somewhere, over the rainbow, it will come true. It’s kind of like when I was preteen, wore a hideous hairstyle, had red hair, red eyelashes (you couldn’t see them), red eyebrows (didn’t show up in pictures), with bangs down to the top of my nose and my mother would tell me how “beautiful” I was. I knew she was lying but I thought, well heck, I’ll just go with this for a minute. I suspended belief. But only until the next day in school as the usual group of boys chanting “I’d rather be dead than red on the head!” Back to reality for me. But the Obamaites never have to come back to reality it seems. Their self deception continues into all areas of the administration..giving passes on most of the compaign promises he has failed to keep.
To clarify, I could care less what politicians look like. Obviously, it should not nothing to do with who is elected. I daresay, if the same standards were applied at our nation’s beginning we’d be in sad shape. I believe honestly, integrity, moral character, intelligence was the criteria for office, and now it’s something so totally opposite.
And, for reference sake:
Denzel Washington = HANDSOME
Beyonce’ = BEAUTIFUL
What a shame. Just another thing that you and my mom have in common, Jan. But I’ve always kind of liked redheads. One thing’s for sure; they’re all fireballs, as you have amply demonstrated here today. I’ll be interested in hearing from you more as this series progresses.
You had your share of the sixties, and you turned out okay. What gives?
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