We’ve finally figured out the real reason Mitt Romney is running for President. Just like Herman Cain was really just looking for some exposure, hoping to sell a book or two and get a regular gig on Fox News—and just like Ron Paul was really just unaware he was allowed to not run for President every four years—Mitt has an angle.
So what’s his ulterior motive?
A foray into comedy.
Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels was apparently impressed with the approximately 90 seconds Mittens spent on The Late Show with David Letterman reading out loud, so the guy is obviously qualified to host a 90-minute program.
When asked about the offer, Romney responded in a way only a vanilla-emulating, everybody-appeasing, don’t-step-on-anyone’s-toes guy can:
I want it to be funny.
Taking the bold stance that a comedy show should be funny*, Romney is ready to put his comedic chops on center stage once again.
This shouldn’t be a surprise. It’s becoming more and more clear that Romney isn’t going to be our next President, so Mittens needs a backup plan. I’m beginning to think his whole uptight, straight-laced, robotic approach is actually a Sacha-Baron-Cohen-esque character exploration and soon Mitt will reveal he actually has a personality.
At least he better, because if he hosts SNL it will reek of please-love-me desperation—and no one wants a President like that.
*To be fair, SNL hasn’t been funny for 15 years. ZING!