Archive for December 31, 2007
I enjoy Michael Barone’s insights. He has an interesting theory as to why some people find Mitt Romney off-putting: Mitt is like a person from the ’50′s. The theory makes some sense when you consider where Mitt spent time leading up to his Church mission. During his mission he was out of the country during some of the most tumultuous (and socially destructive) years in American history. He married quickly after returning and has been kicking butt ever since.
Barone’s post is no endorsement, but is an interesting piece, his conclusion:
So Mitt Romney, unusually for an American born in 1947, missed the ’60s altogether. The prevalent culture in his formative years was the ’50s, and for him it has presumably remained the formative culture ever after. The cheerfulness, energy, and community spirit of the Mormons still embody much of that culture, and so does Mitt Romney. That’s why he seems so corny and, to some, so phony. Or at least, so my theory goes.
In related new, my unease and distrust of Huckabee deepens. Should he win the nomination, which I consider unlikely, I will have many new things to lament.