Who’s More Romantic: Mitt Or Barack?
2:30 pm, September 28th | by
It’s time to talk about what really matters. After a photo of Mitt Romney posing next to a message drawn in the French sand for his wife Ann made the rounds, we felt like a serious accounting was in order. Who is the more romantic candidate? Who is putting it down? (I hear that’s one of the questions on deck for next week’s debate.) Let’s find out.
1.Mitt - Unafraid to use the old "let me give you a lift home" maneuver.
Reuters: "The Romneys have been married for 42 years. Mitt Romney opens most speeches by explaining how he and "my sweetheart," Ann, got together when she was 16 and he persuaded a friend to let him drive her home from a party."
2.Obama - Goes in for the kill on the first date.
Huffington Post: "Inscribed below a photo of the young couple is a quote from the President borrowed from a February 2007 feature in O, The Oprah Magazine:
'On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.'"
3.Mitt - Loves a grand gesture.
UPI.com: "When researching images for a cover story tracing Romney's Mormon roots, Time magazine found a photo of a young Mitt Romney in 1968, sprawled out on a French beach next to a declaration of love for his then-girlfriend Ann."
4.Obama - Macked on other ladies, who were affected enough by it to write down the details in their diaries!
Christian Science Monitor: "Maraniss writes, '[Obama's ex-girlfriend Genevieve Cook] remembered how on Sundays Obama would lounge around, drinking coffee and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, bare-chested, wearing a blue and white sarong.'"
5.Mitt - Publicly and effusively grateful to his wife for her role raising their children.
RNC Convention Speech: These were tough days on Ann, particularly. She was heroic through it all. Five boys with our families a long way away. I had to travel a lot for my job then, and I'd call and try to offer support. But every mom knows that that does not help did the homework done or get the kids out the door to school. I knew that her job as a mom was harder than mine. I knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot more important than mine.
6.Obama - Tucks in Michelle at night.
NY Daily News: "First Lady Michelle Obama revealed that tidbit and other details from the couple’s personal life in a People magazine interview that hit newsstands Friday.
'We have a ritual where he tucks me in, because I'm usually in bed before anybody,' the First Lady spilled. 'He'll come and turn the lights out and give me a kiss, and we'll talk. He's like, Ready to be tucked? I'm like, Yes I am.'"
7.It's a draw, sort of.
Guys, I have to give this one to Obama, if only because he's had more than one girlfriend his entire life. But Mitt's game isn't bad. There you have it, voters. We've decided nothing!
Conservative Daily News, The Dirt AU, Wonkette, JackAndJillPolitics.com, Mitt Romney Encyclopedia, Washington Post, Daily Kos]