Who Is Mitt Romney's Pop Culture Twin?

According to German folklore, doppelgängers are sort of like evil twins, spiritual negatives who look identical to living people but who are actual paranormal presences who walk the earth causing rambunction. Since he lumbered onto the national scene in 2008, I've struggled to determine where I've seen Mitt Romney's… » 9/10/12 6:00pm 9/10/12 6:00pm

Not Even Mitt Romney Knows What He Thinks About Abortion

There's a scene in Pulp Fiction (spoiler alert, for all you people who lead moss-like lives under big rocks in the middle of the Yukon) when hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are engaged in one of their many heated tête-à-têtes (about whether or not their not getting pasted during a hit gone wrong was a miracle)… » 7/10/12 12:50pm 7/10/12 12:50pm

Mitt Romney Inadvertently Endorses Girls By Encouraging Young People to…

I must admit that after Mitt Romney's victory lap speech on Tuesday night, I was impressed with the guy. Even though it was mostly substanceless political niceties balanced with a hearty dose of empty thought calories, Romney didn't appear robotic and distant. He even managed to muster some passion. But gaffe-free… » 4/27/12 6:30pm 4/27/12 6:30pm

Retro Mitt Romney Sounds Like a More Progressive Modern Mitt Romney

Way back in 1994 when Mitt Romney was running for best-quaffed alderman of Massachusetts, he sounded sort of reasonable. He talked about the importance of childcare and how working people should be able to have reliable childcare in their places of business (except, maybe, if they were welders or something dangerous… » 4/15/12 4:30pm 4/15/12 4:30pm

Mittens Enjoys His Pancakes with a Sprinkle of Dispassion

Have you ever seen anyone this unmoved by pancakes? Mittens doesn't even seem to be that tickled by the punning restaurant from whence one of his aides-de-camp procured his breakfast treat — Pancakes Eggcetera, which the former Massachusetts governor notes with presidential aplomb is "kind of a play on words." Kind… » 3/17/12 12:00pm 3/17/12 12:00pm