Did Mitt Romney Base his GOP Debate Strategy on Bert and Ernie?
During last night's GOP debate in Iowa, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney did everything possible to stay above the fray and avoid looking like another negative politician.
He was so nice, rumors are floating that Romney's performance was based on the debate tactics of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie.
Bert and Ernie argue, but never get nasty. This is mostly because they appear on a TV show for young children.
As most of us know, Bert is the smart but boring one, and Ernie comes up with a constant stream of inane ideas.
In other words, say some observers, Romney is Bert and the rest of the field are second-rate Ernies.
Here's where the whole situation gets complicated, especially given the dynamics of the Republican Party. As Jimmy Kimmel recently observed, a petition is circulating encouraging the producers of Sesame Street to let Bert and Ernie admit they are gay and get married.
To summarize, we now have three pressing questions:
1.) Was Mitt Romney's debate strategy inspired by Bert and Ernie?
2.) Are Bert and Ernie gay?
3.) What kind of people stay up late to watch Jimmy Kimmel?
Personally, I don't buy the rumors. Mitt Romney's debate strategy was based on simple common sense. He is the frontrunner, so all he needs to do is appear presidential and stay out of the weeds.
Bert and Ernie are not gay. They are not real. I thought you knew that.
And, to wrap it all up, most people now time-shift and watch Kimmel's bits the next day.