GQ Names Mitt Romney ‘Least Influential Person’ of 2012

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Their choices are in no particular order, but Romney gets the lead page.

The magazine rips:

Was anyone inspired by Mitt Romney? Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney? Of course not. Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m. The only successful thing he did this year was embody every black stand-up comedian's impression of a white person. Thank God the election's over. No more endless photos of Mitt staring winsomely off-camera with that attempted smile on his face. No more glaring campaign mishaps week after week after week. No more labored media efforts to make him look like anything other than Sheldon Adelson's pampered money Dumpster. Good-bye, Mitt. I hope you enjoy the rest of your life quietly ensconced at Lake Winnipesaukee, blissfully ignorant of the plight of anyone who doesn't have $300 million squirreled away in the Bahamas.

Comments

  1. SearchCz says

    GQ names Mitt among the 25 least influential people of 2012. The towleroad article says as much. Why, then, write the bogus headline?

    Might be time to drop this site from my list of “daily reading” bookmarks . . .

  2. UFFDA says

    I wish it weren’t true – no need to stomp on a loser – but Romney really did come out looking pathetic and blindly flawed, and how can all his money ever change the impression he’s left.

    But in fact it could. Just like President Carter, Mitt Romney could use his mountaneous wealth to begin a new career of giving and care giving. In no time at all he could completely reinvent himself by working with the poor and disenfranchised. And it would be very Mormon of him to do so. He has a magnificent opportunity for noble and notable public service. I hope he takes it. I don’t believe he was ever a bad man, just, ultimately, a ridiculous one.

  3. Joe in CT says

    He meant to say, Cayman Islands, the Bahamas is where you park your re-insurance company.

    I think Karl Rove would be a better honoree. Mitt was just the puppet front man.

  4. Caliban says

    Uh, Jim? A President who just got re-elected to his 2nd term is pretty much the definition of “influential.” However, Michelle Obama IS on the list so your partisan whining is inaccurate.

    And GQ’s comments about Romney are spot-on. There is a psychological reaction called the “uncanny valley,” which describes the feeling of disquiet or even revulsion people have to animation and robots that NEARLY mimic human behavior but don’t quite get it right. By definition actual humans aren’t supposed to evoke that reaction, but somehow Mitt Romney manages to do it anyway.

  5. MichaelJ says

    A great evaluation of evaluation of Romney, but Ouch! indeed! If I thought there was the man’s core was in anyway sincere and decent, I might almost feel sorry for him.

  6. Jim says

    Anyone who uses the phrase “spot on” is spot off. There is more than enough material to write about Obama believe me. I’m sure Mitt isn’t losing any sleep over GQ. You just like the sound of your own comments — defending that which does not know or care you exist.

  7. Caliban says

    Oh gosh, Jim. I’m cut to the quick by by your devastating linguistic critique.

    Really.

    The fact remains that Mitt Romney is a footnote, while plenty of WILL write articles and books, pro and con, about President Obama. Romney isn’t worth the ink.

  8. jd says

    This would mean a lot more if about half of the entries on the list weren’t absurd. The most ridiculous by a mile is Michele Obama. Oh, hey, remember Barack’s bounce after the convention? That was about half her (and half Bill Clinton). And attacking Gotye for failing to be the new Cobain? WTF is that? I mean, sure, he sucks, but WTF? Or how about Madonna at #3, while her crowds continue to be about 20,000 fans larger than Gaga’s? And Occupy Wall Street, after failing to do jack for several years running, is finally actually doing something with its People’s Bailout.

  9. unruly says

    @Bob Hope, if you read the article it specifies it is in no particular order because all are zeroes in influence — so there is no ranking. Reading _comprehension_ is fundamental.

  10. jamman says

    This is more anti-white christian bigotry.
    Romney need 320,000 votes in Fla, Pa. & Ohio and he would have won.

    There was clearly pretty massive vote fraud in those three states.

    Romney was the overwhelming choice of successful intelligent middle-class people.

    Obama is the candidate of ignorant uneducated masses of halfwits, and the handful of elitists who live off the system.

  11. Mike B. says

    “Romney was the overwhelming choice of successful intelligent middle-class people.

    Obama is the candidate of ignorant uneducated masses of halfwits, and the handful of elitists who live off the system.”

    Sorry, us middle class geniuses voted overwhelmingly in favor of the candidate who at least has positions that made sense. Sorry your spite didn’t carry an election. (not really) And actually, Romney was the overwhelming choice of the elitists who live off the system.

    The only significant voting issues in those states was voter suppression. Just get over your ridiculous bitter nonsense. Mitt Romney wouldn’t even have been a consideration against a white candidate.

  12. Tatts says

    “Romney was the overwhelming choice of successful intelligent middle-class people.”

    You really haven’t read the analysis, have you. Romney’s core was the low-intellect religious right that has hijacked the republican party. Do some reading and some research on the real voters, not the Faux Nooz rendition.

    “Romney need 320,000 votes in Fla, Pa. & Ohio and he would have won.”
    But. He. Didn’t.
    Shoulda’, woulda’, coulda’. See you in 4 years.

  13. Diogenes Arktos says

    The best argument I heard for voter fraud in Ohio and Pennsylvania was that a number of inner-city precincts voted exclusively for Obama. The Romney team obviously needs a lesson in demographics and how to read polls. (And how to conduct polls, but that’s another matter altogether.)

    In terms of education… The top 10 states all went for Obama. Of the bottom 10, 1 went for Obama, 9 went for Romney.

    Get a life, Jamman.

  14. Diogenes Arktos says

    The best argument I heard for voter fraud in Ohio and Pennsylvania was that a number of inner-city precincts voted exclusively for Obama. The Romney team obviously needs a lesson in demographics and how to read polls. (And how to conduct polls, but that’s another matter altogether.)

    In terms of education… The top 10 states all went for Obama. Of the bottom 10, 1 went for Obama, 9 went for Romney.

    Get a life, Jamman.

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