It looks like Chris Matthews has figured out what's going on with this Romney-Ryan duo, and he doesn't think of them as the caped crusaders, Batman and Robin. The movie that comes to mind is the classic Blind Date starring Bruce Willis.
Late night's Let Me Finish segment on Hardball with Chris Matthews had Matthews wondering why Mitt Romney wants to be president with the realization that politics don't end when someone reaches the White House. Tonight, Matthews wonders who will end up being in charge of the ticket.
I'm not a graphic artist, but I just had to attempt to do something with this one. It was just too funny to resist. The video is below, and if you can it's better to watch it because Matthews is having a good laugh throughout. However, for those who can't watch the video, I've transcribed the words.
Let me finish tonight with this. Think about a blind date. Remember them? It's when you go out on a potentially romantic evening with someone you've never met before, but somebody you trusts says you're going to click. Well, you know, maybe even marry. Well, poor Mitt Romney has the look these days of a guy stuck on one such blind date. He keeps trying to say it's all going smoothingly with Paul Ryan. They like the same restaurant. They both laugh at the same time at the movie.
But ... there seems to be something wrong here. Don't you think? This date of his? He's deadly serious about things. Really seems stubbornly committed to what's important. That's Paul Ryan. It turns out, he couldn't be less like Mitt Romney. He wants to play the field. Mitt does. Keep his options open. See what comes along. Make the best deal. Enjoy things. He's not really all that serious about getting serious. His blind date on the other hand is deadly serious, and that's why he went out on this date in the first place. To find someone who looks at things the way he does.
So if this thing we're all watching, this tango between Mitt and Paul, seems like it's not going swimmingly, the reason is right there in their faces. One of these guys believes deeply in what matters in the world, that's Ryan. The other just wants to get through the day. One's a person of deep and serious conviction. That's Ryan. The other is open to whatever comes along. Is it going to work? If life is any example, the person who really cares about something, religion, deep political belief, is the one who ends up calling the shots. And the one who doesn't, goes along with it. I'd keep my on this Ryan person. I think he's the one to tell us which way this duo is headed. Ryan, not Romney, believes in things. The other part of this odd couple just wants to get that ring on his finger. Get it? Watch Ryan.