Unfettered by push-back from those involved in the show, nor the fact that he is definitely not Coach Taylor, Mitt Romney continues to never ever stop saying the thing from Friday Night Lights as if it is his campaign slogan, and I guess it’s just his now and we all just have to deal with it. Maybe he even deserves it? At a rally in Iowa yesterday, he proved to have a pretty good understanding of what Friday Night Lights is and how to describe it to other humans who have heard of television and maybe even keep a television in their homes, turning it on from time to time. From Politico:
“And I recall a line in a fictional football team show,” he added. “It was called ‘Friday Night Lights,’ you probably didn’t see it. But – you did, alright. She saw it! They had this fictional football team and every time they’d leave the locker room, and they typically were facing long odds, there was a sign up there, it said ‘Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can’t lose.’ And I’m convinced the people of Iowa have very clear eyes about what’s at stake in this election. And I know you have full hearts. And I’m convinced America can’t lose when you help me become the next President of the United States. Thanks you guys – you are the best.”
“You see, there were multiple fictional characters on the team played on screen by actors, and they would play matches with other fictional teams — the outcome of which was merely a work of the minds of the writers and creators — and before each of these matches,” etc. etc. and on and on forever and ever Amen. But for real, “a fictional football team show that you probably didn’t see” IS honestly a very good description of Friday Night Lights, so what are we even talking about. He gets it. ROMNEY FOR QB.