I wasn’t going to write about this, but at today’s conservative blogger lunch, Gary Marx said that I, by name, would not get to vote in Mitt Romney’s make your own ad gimmick.

Romney’s problem is, of course, his stage managed personality and values. The most remembered video out of the ones considered takes his words… And demonstrates just how weird he is.

The most watched of the videos will be Slate’s Five Brothers video.

When Gary said that I couldn’t vote, I said that it was ok. I would have voted for Five Brothers. The room laughed. Everyone had seen the Five Brothers video. Everyone got the joke. Everyone but Gary…



Robert Bluey · September 25, 2007 at 6:02 PM

What?!? Gary was joking. I know you hate Romney, but you’re blowing Gary’s good-natured fun out of proportion.

ALB · September 25, 2007 at 6:07 PM

If the campaign can’t even manage to get enough Romneybots to vote for its favorite ad, and is instead reduced to ignoring the highest vote-getter (mind you, the votes were public; they knew how much they were losing by)… well, then at least I hope this proves to the GOP that the Romney faction is incapable of electing a president.

sampo · September 25, 2007 at 6:31 PM

My vote is for Rocky Anderson.

eye · September 25, 2007 at 7:04 PM

Rob, this was a joking post. I think that you are overstating what I said.

Alexander Dietz · September 27, 2007 at 2:09 PM

Romney’s astroturf ads…

So the guvnah has this contest where you create your own ads for him using provided footage, audio, and images, and DLC president Bruce Reed (AKA Slate’s The Has Been) technically won, but the campaign decided to make like Iran’s…

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