When he invited him, Romney was hoping for “Sudden Impact” with “Magnum Force.” What he got was “Any Which Way You Can” to put him “In the Line of Fire,” leaving his acceptance speech in “The Dead Pool,” his handlers running “The Gauntlet” of blame “Unforgiven.”
Yet now we learn it was the candidate himself, in reaching for “Absolute Power,” who invited “The Enforcer” and ended up on “Heartbreak Ridge” with Charlie Sheen’s mentor, looking like “The Rookie” of political acumen.
Today’s news comes with a soundtrack of GOP scrambling away from Clint Eastwood and his chair, Romney aides diving off the deck mumbling “Not me,” “weird,” and “theater of the absurd” while the president of Paul Ryan’s fan club Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells reporters he “cringed” during the segment.
Obama supporters are, of course, delighted by the “disaster,” as they underscore Mitt Romney’s deficiencies as an out-of-touch rich guy in the real world.