Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mitt Romney's Mystery Voice

At the Republican debate Thursday night, Mitt Romney was hearing voices, and so were we. Before he answered a question about Reagan's Social Security fix, a whisper could be heard, "not raise taxes."

The incident recalls a scene in the 1987 movie "Broadcast News." William Hurt, a handsome but not-quick-witted TV correspondent, anchors a breaking-news special with producer Holly Hunter as his ventriloquist through an earpiece.

Afterward, Hurt tells her, "What a feeling, having you inside my head...You knew just when to feed me the next thing, just a split second before I needed it. There was a
rhythm we got into, like great sex."

Since MSNBC can't explain Romney's ghost voice, there is no way of knowing if there was an erotic component to it, but it raises suspicions that the candidate who looks like a President but doesn't always sound like one may be getting the equivalent of technological steroids for on-the-spot smarts.

In "Broadcast News," after she argues with her boss, Hunter is told, "It must be nice to always believe you know better. To think you're always the smartest person in the room." "No," she answers with a pained expression, "it's awful."

Now there is a problem Mitt Romney will never have to overcome.


Grace Nearing said...

Hard to believe that a Republican candidate would need to be prompted to say that he wouldn't raise taxes, but you never know. Some politicians do seem to have had their hard drives repeatedly bleached and scrubbed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe his lapel mic is actually a speaker for the little guys under his suit, like we saw in the movie "Men In Black".

Who will be next to join Fred? I would bet on Mitt just before Huckabee.