Not too long ago, Gabe posted a video of Barack Obama singing the first few lines of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” posing the question — to give a short paraphrase — “What do non-Obama supporters think of this?” In skimming the comments, I got the feeling the answer was something like “we love it just as much.” “Super cute, no complaints.” “Four more years, I AM convinced!” (JK. I read all the comments and those WEREN’T really the answers. L.O.L.) (The answer seemed to be — to give a short paraphrase — “it’s a little annoying.”) Today, we have an example of maybe as close to the other side of this argument as possible, in this current election season. Right? And it’s Mitt Romney singing “America the Beautiful.” Hahah. I mean, it’s not really a great flipped-coin example, because Mitt Romney’s popularity with his “supporters” is nowhere near Obama’s, and also “America the Beautiful” is nowhere near as charming as almost any other song, but you also have to admit that on the other hand, IT IS KIND OF PERFECT? That 1.5 weeks after wondering what people who dislike Obama, or like a GOP candidate, thought of him singing “Let’s Stay Together,” we have a video of Mitt Romney, the most reasonable GOP candidate, singing “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL”? They’re both singing, is the thing. And also, the songs. Is the 2012 election an episode of The Voice yet? The ratings would probably be decent!

Man, I know that making a joke about Mitt Romney being a robot is the most joked joke you could ever joke, but guys — ISN’T THIS SOME SERIOUS ROBOT SHIT????? It’s like if somebody made a youngish actor playing an old dad from the ’50s who kind of liked to sing at parties, but really mostly only did it because his wife asked him to, into a robot president. Not to be down on him. He go, girl! Certainly not charming enough for debate, but CERTAINLY silly enough for light chatter. Which is the same thing I assume people say about me after they meet me the first or multiple times. So. C’est la vie! #gingrich4singing (Via BuzzFeed.)

Comments (34)
  1. Yep! This sort of annoys me, too! I TOLD you guys I’m not racist!

  2. Like to see that Rich Robot attempt some of these soul moves

  3. At least if the presidential bid doesn’t work out, he can always fall back on a career as a lounge singer. That’s nice.

  4. We get it, Mitt. You’re white.

  5. He loves beauty everyone! Wow – finally someone who loves beauty.

  6. I challenge them to a sing-off featuring Herman Cain’s pizza song. It’s really the only fair way to decide who should be president.

    • On the American Idol stage. Winner goes against the President for the White House. And we can phone in our votes as many times as we can get through. Now you’ll see people participating in democracy.

  7. Getting really pumped for the inevitable Newt Gingrich cover of “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”

  8. With regard to the “youngish actor” comment… Do you know how old Mitt Romney is? I’ve heard him say he’s been married to the same woman for 42 years a few times and that number seems impossibly high to me! He looks 42! Mormon living is CLEAN living…

  9. You know, in the dark, he kind of looks like Bruce Campbell… if Bruce Campbell was a robot! Oh me.

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