Archive for March 2014
Who exudes more simplicity, authenticity, naturalness, and earnestness–Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Who is more cooly postcool? It’s Romney. Romney never superimposed a studied grittiness onto what has been a privileged background. He is what Lester Young and Miles Davis strove to be: themselves, despite what the dominant culture tells you to be. The worst thing Romney could possibly do is to try and loosen up and be what he is not. He needs to stay several miles away from Jon Stewart and David Letterman. Just consider Hollywood a lost cause.
In fact, Obama and Romney are both nerds who went to good schools. Romney used his connections to make money, whereas Obama denied his true self and created a phony new identity. Obama, with his embrace of a 1960s black power struggle he was never a part of and his corny singing at the Apollo Theatre, is a fraud. Romney is the one cool enough to not be ashamed about who he is. It’s not a stretch to say that Jack Kerouac may have even voted for him.
For more of Mark Judge’s article check out: http://acculturated.com/jack-kerouac-would-vote-for-mitt-romney/