Standing In The Gap Of The Real And Perceived
This is an episode in the series Sex For President, which considers the 2012 U.S. presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the historical context of previous U.S. presidential elections. To read more about the premise of Sex For President, read the first installment at https://americanparser.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/sex-for-president/
In the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Johnson was simply sexy by association. Otherwise, this election would have been a tossup. Or not. I mean, if one must choose, what’s sexier, a 6’4″ Texas bulldog, or an out-of-step Republican who looks like the sibling of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol?
This is precisely why Ron Paul never had a chance. Every presidential election since 1960 has been a pissing contest. And that’s putting it nicely, folks.