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Christian Adams

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December 11, 2011 - 6:31 am

Mitt Romney needs someone to write better jokes.  Last night he delivered this dud:

“Hands on doesn’t mean getting a better grip on the golf club.”

There has always been something culturally disconnected about Mitt.  Sort of a stuck-in-1950s vibe.  When it comes to his sense of humor, lines like the “golf grip” is likely to get laughs in 1920′s Vaudeville.  It was a line Bob Hope might have delivered at the 1946 Oscar ceremony, and brought the house down.  But not anymore.

Compare the golf grip dud with Newt’s wicked – “you would have been a career politician had you not lost to Ted Kennedy.”  The line had the sharpness of a bug zapper sizzling a fly.

Yes, yes, you serious “analytical republicans” will scoff at such trivial matters.  Bigger issues are at stake; I can hear all your tut-tutting already.  But you are naive if you overlook these culturally disconnected rhetorical tactics.  The preplanned $10,000 bet line was a manifestation of the same genus, different species.  Cultural disconnects matter.

But there is still time to fix this.  I propose that Mitt hire Michael Graham (fellow Regnery author) to write funnier stuff.  The Smith and Dale Act isn’t working anymore.   Indeed, who ARE Smith and Dale?

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery). His website is www.electionlawcenter.com.
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