Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:08 AM
limpyhobbler (6,665 posts)
Meatloafgate Day 2 [View all]
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Today was a weird day for Mitt Romney because he got endorsed by the singer Meatloaf. This was at an event in Defiance, OH.
The nation was stunned by a bizarre out-of-tune screeching rendition of America the Beautiful by Mr. Loaf.
Meatloaf was accompanied in the song by the country act "Big & Rich". Gov. Romney was visibly uncomfortable on the stage during the incident, laughing nervously. Supposedly it is like Romney's favorite song.
Many unanswered questions remained after the endorsement/performance.
Why did Romney decide to appear on stage with Meatloaf?
Probably Romney is just jealous because Pres. Obama has so many rock stars supporting him. Stars like Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen are doing shows for Obama.
When Romney's handlers told him he would be on the stage with Meatloaf, did he realize they were talking about the singer? Maybe he thought it was supposed to be an endorsement from an agricultural organization? This is a possibility since an internet search did find that meatloaf is permitted in the Mormon faith. (http://www.bing.com/search?q=can+mormons+eat+meatloaf)
Why does Meatloaf support Romney?
In a statement to the Toledo Blade
This doesn't really shed any light on it. But it's pretty clear Meatloaf is a washed up singer who was never really very popular in the first place so he's just trying to do anything to get in the newspapers. If he endorsed Obama nobody would even notice since Obama already has The Boss, Pearl Jam, and Kanye.
But by endorsing Romney he gets to be pretty much the biggest musical act in Romney's camp.
It is not known whether Romney actually called Meatloaf to ask for his endorsement, or just who he thinks this would appeal to, or who is responsible for this. This is what happens when you have no common sense and overly rely on market research and focus groups to make decisions. Meatloaf probably tested well in a focus group or in a poll. It's also possible the people taking the poll thought they were voting for meatloaf the food, not Meatloaf.
Which singer will Romney appear with next?
The best choice would probably be either Vanilla Ice or Ted Nugent.
As wrong as it is, Meatloafgate could actually be a deciding factor in the US presidential election. We won't know until tomorrow's tracking polls are published but it is possible that Romney's popularity among hardcore Meatloaf fans will lead to a slight uptick in his polling, which could amount to a .0001% gain. Yet more people actually dislike Meatloaf than like him, which is weird for a singer. Usually people will just be indifferent if they aren't "into" something.
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