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As the Middle East goes into crisis mode, a crisis where Romney arguably fanned the flames, he displays a bizarre fascination with Snooki.   And his wife has a near naked encounter with Dubya?

I guess you got to give credit to Mitt Romney for scoring a pre-taped interview on Live!

"For a campaign that has been so proud of its discipline and focus, Mitt Romney’s message on Friday was exceptionally diffuse. In the morning, he was bantering with television personality Kelly Ripa about his guilty pleasures, that he wears “as little as possible” when he sleeps and that he’s 'kind of a Snooki fan[...]'
Romney’s pre-taped appearance on “Live!,” the syndicated daytime television show hosted by Ripa and former New York Giants star Michael Strahan, was part of the candidate’s continuing effort to show his softer side to female voters — a group with whom he is struggling to connect.
On the set in New York, for a show scheduled to air next Tuesday, Romney gushed about Nicole Elizabeth “Snooki” Polizzi, the potty-mouthed star of the MTV series “Jersey Shore.”  He marveled, “Look how tiny she’s gotten. She’s lost weight. She’s energetic. Just her spark-plug personality is kind of fun[...]
Mitt, you are one weird dude...
 
Still, Romney projected confidence even as his messages went in multiple directions. 'There will not be a second term,' Romney declared, as rain soaked his outdoor rally in the unfortunately named Ohio town of Painesville. His introductory speakers shared the nominee’s optimism. A few called the showers 'liquid sunshine,' while the pastor delivering a prayer referred to the rain as 'tears of joy coming from the heavens.'" ?
It seems like Mitt's best shot at winning would be to portray himself as a sober, serious guy with some substantive contributions to our national discourse.  Instead he seems to almost be going out of his way to let people know he is not a serious guy. The Jersey Shore strategy is just the latest example.  

And tears of joy falling on Painesville? Why are so many things about Romney and his campaign just plain weird?

Update:

Exibit B of weirdness:  

"[...]Romney, who battles the public perception that he is buttoned-up and humorless, sat down with his wife Ann for a light-hearted taping of the “Live! with Kelly and Michael” show Friday but the appearance may leave voters with uncomfortable images.

One came from Ann who revealed that, while staying as a guest in the White House, she once walked in on George W. Bush getting a massage.

“He was covered up, but I was so embarrassed that the next time I did see him I didn’t know what I was going to say to him,” she said in the episode slated to air Tuesday. “[Later] I walked up to the elevator and am just, like, blushing, blushing, blushing and he looks at me and he winks as he does and says, ‘I look pretty good, don’t I?’”""

WTF?
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