At first blush, this might seem like a gratuitous post. A post designed to lure in readers with its over the top rhetoric and a forced analysis of a ridiculous and fictitious scenario. A sensationalizing of the campaign battle by literally determining who could win a knock down, drag ’em out fight.
And you’d be right. (We need readers)
But it’s also a response to a recent poll conducted by the Yahoo!/Esquire Langer group in which, for some reason they decided to ask likely voters which of the two candidates would win in a fistfight.
It wasn’t even a close contest:
Reuters: Romney talks tough on Iran during visit to Israel
Miami Herald: In Israel, Romney talks tough against Iran
CNN: Romney talks tough on Iran
Los Angeles Times: Romney takes hard line on Iran in Israel speech
Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post writes that Obama’s weak policies, and his ‘sloth and foolishness’ could lead to a nuclear-armed Iran.
Smacking down the world’s dictators? Plus one for Romney…
“Before my arrival she had been the only black person in our grade. She was plump and dark and didn’t seem to have many friends. I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove. She staggered back and looked up at me, but still said nothing. ‘Leave me alone,’ I shouted again. And suddenly Coretta was running, faster and faster until she disappeared from sight. Appreciative laughs rose around me.
While this in itself might not give an advantage to Romney, it certainly takes away from the President’s street cred. Having to resort to bullying little girls never appears tough.
3) President Mom Jeans
Nothing says rugged individual quite like showing up on a professional baseball diamond sporting an outfit featuring mom jeans, and a throwing motion that looks like this:
When asked if they compete athletically, she replies: ‘Not anymore, because I’m in way better shape than he is.’
Granted, rappers using the phrases ‘condor’ or ‘vulcan grip’ may call into question their own street cred, the fact remains that Romney has this move in his arsenal – and he’s not afraid to use it.
All in all, Mitt Romney clearly has the chops to take down President Obama. And if the above list isn’t enough to convince you, we provide this visual representation…