Runnin’ Thangs

In case you missed it because you’re a normal person with better things to do, Mitt won New Hampshire last night. Paul took second.

I don’t have any plans on voting for Romney.

But, he strikes me as the guy at the water cooler who doesn’t like sports but tries to make football conversation anyway. “Oh, yeah, Thomas Brady sure is a great football thrower and quarterback player.”

Romney is hyper-competent. In the words of a good friend, “He just runs thangs.” Although his campaign certainly emphasizes his managerial abilities, he also seems constantly forced to stray into all sorts of social and ideological areas out of his depth and concern. I think this is largely where he invites the flip-flop criticisms. He would rather just nerdily solve problems. That inclination probably would make for a good president. But, instead he has to run around pretending he likes fife and drum marches and three-cornered hats. No one’s really buying it.

Up next is South Carolina, the sort of cornered animal of the political electorate. Republican voters in SC see their entire way of life as being under a kind of cultural and political assault. Romney’s tendency to forget he’s the problem-solving adult in the room will be on full display.

But, if he wants to win SC, my home state, he’s going to have to go through me. And, I’m promising free kittens and rainbows if elected. An, unassailable platform.

I am on the road and utterly exhausted. I’m sure there’s not a complete sentence or thought in this entire entry. Between the pardons in Mississippi and unrest in Syria and Sarah Burke’s accident, there was probably a better story here. But, sometimes you just have to pull the trigger and do a SC primary rap, right? (In the history of communication, have those words ever been written before??)

Performed by the ipoetlaureate. Music produced by djclutch.

Today’s song blog here:

Don't Tread on Me

9 thoughts on “Runnin’ Thangs

  1. May I have your attention please?
    May I have your attention please?
    Will the real conservative Republican candidate please stand up?
    I repeat, will the real conservative Republican candidate please stand up?
    We’re gonna have a problem here..

    I’m the real Ronald Reagan, yes I’m the real Reagan
    All you other Ronald Reagans are just imitatin’
    So won’t the real Ronald Reagan please stand up, please stand up, please stand up …

  2. Politics are usually not my cup of tea. That said, I love the song and, as a young lad from SC, I appreciate what you had to say about the state as well as the fun of that track.

    You got my vote. I want two unicorns on my rainbow, one named Sintax and the other named Sivion. I’ll draw you a picture, so you can see. ;)

  3. @Nerd, you just about nailed it. super fresh beat right? clutch is crazy good.

    @Conduct, I almost bought the Last Unicorn DVD the other day. Talk about creepy 80’s kids movies.

  4. That’s hilarious…because my sister totally did buy it for like $4. And equally funny? My niece has yet to request watching it, despite her fit to have it at the time. haha

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