The 2012 GOP is a party that promises to return America to the imaginary 1950's white guy wonderland that only ever existed on the teevee, so it's no wonder one might find among its ranks individuals interested in relationships that adhere to, shall we say, antiquated models. Relationships where not only does the man wear the pants, he keeps all the money in the pants. I'm talking about Sugar Daddy relationships, those arrangements that toe the line between American geisha-dom and all out prostitution. And during the Republican National Convention, the nation's leading Sugar Daddy arranging website reported a substantial bump in traffic originating from the very city where the party of Traditional American Values was gathered to celebrate itself.
According to Politico, the website SeekingArrangement.com reported a 25.9% increase in traffic from the greater Tampa area during the Republican National Convention last week. The site's press release didn't say whether most of the traffic was seeking "Daddies" (*shudder* Could there be a worse slang term for rich dudes who pay for shit so hot ladies go out with them?) or "Babies" (Again, squick), but one things' for sure: no better place for it than the Republican National Convention, which is basically a temporary amusement park where guys who own gas station chains strut around like big shots and aspiring female Fox News commentators talk about being Christian.
Ironically, the last two Republican Presidential tickets have contained marriages that, to an outsider, might look a lot like the work of SeekingArrangement. John McCain's wife Cindy is the heiress to a beer fortune, and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan also married into his wife's family money. Sugar mommies?