America’s laughless election process provides a smile

American’s are an uptight, humourless lot. Oh they may tel us Brits to lighten up because we don’t like being hugged by total strangers, but they never get the joke do they.

The only time you see Americas laughing is when they have just shot somebody.

It was a pleasant surprise then to log into an American news site and read a review of the surviving candidates in the battle for nomination as the Republican candidate for the Presidential election that made me grin.

First up of the candidates under the microscope was the asset stripping, dog torturing, Mormon and current front runner Mitt Romney. The reporter said “Though he is the choice of the party hierarchy Romney cannot engage with the voters.

When he speaks it is like Mr. Spock reading a love poem, he says all the right words but can’t do the emotions.

Which is true. The Republican’s problem is none of the others can either.

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7 Responses to “America’s laughless election process provides a smile”

  1. The_Walrus Says:

    I knew he was a Moron, but have you a link to Romney’s dog torturing?

  2. robswan Says:

    I think Newt has gone back to his tank. The other Moron , Rick Santorum, would like to put sexual matters in the cupboard and stop teenagers shagging. Is he God? Does he know men desire women? Does he know that by the end of the primaries he’ll be out on his clean arse too?

    Sheesh, at this rate Obama will have no competition.BO has his faults but at least he’s not a religious kook or a narrow-minded fool.

    Unless the GOP come up with a man who does not think he’s George Clooney (Romney), they have little to offer.

    • ianrthorpe Says:

      Romney’s campaign is the scariest. In a report on some Republican thing here’s what Tim Stanley said about them:

      Romney’s people are weird. The official activists appeared an hour before his speech and were gone an hour later. They were canvassers from the Village of the Damned: dilated pupils and identical grey suits. Creepy. (more here)

      If I was in this election I’d vote for the nutty old guy who looks like the Evil Emperor in Star Wars. He’s not nutty in as sinister a way as the others.

  3. Athelstan Says:

    A nation so lacking in any kind of self-deprecation makes for a very boring bunch of people. Try telling an American that Americans can’t take criticism – then watch them prove your point.

  4. ianrthorpe Says:

    A fair point well made

  5. robswan Says:

    The grey suits were Mormons. Fools.

    Change of pace: I’d like to be a Mormon–it’s the wife thing you know.

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