Mitt Romney: President of Awkward.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 28, 2012
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Twihard Romney: I like humor!

In 2000, voters were said to go for the candidate who they’d rather sit down in a bar with and join for a beer. Personality, humor, relaxation, affability and maitri, comfort with oneself…this is vital to leadership.

My favorite video find in three kalpas:

A video tribute to the unspeakable, soul-crushing awkwardness and general vapidity of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

On the other hand…here’s a compilation of Barack, behind the scenes:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Mitt Romney: President of Awkward.”

  1. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Those scenes capture, I think, the real Obama, and they leave a wonderful feeling. Obama sooo outshines Romney in every way as a leader and a person. So, yeah, I guess maybe it is alright after all if we make wars around the world, torture people, support the American military machine and American empire, leave millions languishing behind bars for victimless crimes, accept the marriage of business with government, and keep driving towards a financial cliff. I mean, our leader in all this is a really nice guy!

    Ele, along with most Americans, apparently believes that we need a leader. This cry for leadership that we always get at election time, though, is the language of empire. Ele people probably say they are kinda sorta against empire, but if you lean towards the importance of having good leaders, you have, in fact, accepted the American assumption of world empire.

    How about voting for a non-leader who will immediately set about dismantling the military-industrial-congressional, closing all foreign bases and ending all foreign wars, releasing innocents from jail, separating commerce and state, and confronting meaningfully our impending financial collapse? He's on the ballot in 50 states. Gary Johnson.

  2. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Darn I wish we could edit! That's military-industrial-congressional COMPLEX

  3. Vision_Quest2 says:

    Most of the time I watch Youtube videos without sound (seriously–and not intentionally–because I am at work).
    Then, when I finally have sound, on my laptop. I see the video, "Mitt Romney and the Infinite Sadness" and I think the entire work was dubbed.


  4. Gerry Ellen says:

    Obama….so real, so human, and just has the charisma to roll as he sees it. Romney? Not so much. Forced personality. He reminds me of that geek in high school that just never "got it", sadly. If America truly is in a transformation time, then keep with the authenticity of the human. Obama has it.

  5. maya says:

    hahaha, I don't I the only one who actually kind of likes Romney now? He seems like a funny, nice guy. I don't know much about politics, but I've heard opinions and this is the first time I've seen him in a video. Maybe you posted the wrong video for the intent!

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