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?
Okay, let’s go there. Ready? Because over the next few months, we’ll examine here all U.S. Presidential elections since 1960, in chronological order, and from them take clues to the outcome of this year’s election. So subscribe now to American Parser on the bottom left corner of this page, and join us for the season, won’t you? We promise, you’ll have something to say along the way. And we hope you will.