Bag’s Take-Away:

Curious pic of Mitt with the angle and all. What makes it interesting (and newswire worthy)? You can imagine him a Cyborg.

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(photo: Mary Altaffer/AP caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, poses for a photo after speaking at a campaign stop, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla.)

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Curious pic of Mitt with the angle and all. What makes it interesting (and newswire worthy)? You can imagine him a Cyborg.

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(photo: Mary Altaffer/AP caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, poses for a photo after speaking at a campaign stop, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla.)

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Bag’s Take-Away: Mitt at the Sub Shop - Part 2: Romney Dangerfield
In a companion post (see: Romney, Ryan at the Sandwich Shop, Part 1: “Sub Standard” Logic at BagNews) I sketched out the political problems with the Romney/Ryan photo op at Cousins, a Wisconsin sandwich shop. Here, I’m focusing on Romney’s general image problems.
So far in this campaign — because of flip-flopping issues perhaps, how tight or awkward he is, or some combination — Romney just hasn’t demonstrated to the visual media he is worthy of great respect.
Some might say that it was just sloppy advance-team work not to quickly remove the little Cousin figure from the counter to prevent any shot of Romney, in juxtaposition, being “analogized” as a more plastic, low-nutrition huckster.  (And while at it, someone could have told that Secret Service agent in the photo from the previous post not to stand in the doorway so he didn’t look like some stick-in-the-mud, or worse, the manager.)  Maybe things will change once Romney gains the nomination and puts the “mad rush” primary campaign (and the vaudvillian Herman Cains and Rick Perrys) behind him.
In the time being, however, Mitt remains the GOP’s (and the visual media’s) Rodney Dangerfield.
(photo (and linked photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (L) (R-WI) hand out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mitt Romney makes one more appeal to voters on primary day in Wisconsin.)
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(photo (and linked photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (L) (R-WI) hand out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mitt Romney makes one more appeal to voters on primary day in Wisconsin.)

Bag’s Take-Away: Mitt at the Sub Shop - Part 2: Romney Dangerfield

In a companion post (see: Romney, Ryan at the Sandwich Shop, Part 1: “Sub Standard” Logic at BagNews) I sketched out the political problems with the Romney/Ryan photo op at Cousins, a Wisconsin sandwich shop. Here, I’m focusing on Romney’s general image problems.

So far in this campaign — because of flip-flopping issues perhaps, how tight or awkward he is, or some combination — Romney just hasn’t demonstrated to the visual media he is worthy of great respect.

Some might say that it was just sloppy advance-team work not to quickly remove the little Cousin figure from the counter to prevent any shot of Romney, in juxtaposition, being “analogized” as a more plastic, low-nutrition huckster.  (And while at it, someone could have told that Secret Service agent in the photo from the previous post not to stand in the doorway so he didn’t look like some stick-in-the-mud, or worse, the manager.)  Maybe things will change once Romney gains the nomination and puts the “mad rush” primary campaign (and the vaudvillian Herman Cains and Rick Perrys) behind him.

In the time being, however, Mitt remains the GOP’s (and the visual media’s) Rodney Dangerfield.

(photo (and linked photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (L) (R-WI) hand out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mitt Romney makes one more appeal to voters on primary day in Wisconsin.)

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(photo (and linked photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (L) (R-WI) hand out sandwiches to supporters at Cousins Subs on April 3, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mitt Romney makes one more appeal to voters on primary day in Wisconsin.)

Bag’s Take-Away:

Not sure where to even start with this one. Besides all the chemistry between Mitt and Poppa, pooch must have heard about Seamus.

via: Detroit News. h/t: Lauren.

(photo: Pat Sullivan / Associated Press caption: n this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with former President George H.W. Bush in Houston.)

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Not sure where to even start with this one. Besides all the chemistry between Mitt and Poppa, pooch must have heard about Seamus.

via: Detroit News. h/t: Lauren.

(photo: Pat Sullivan / Associated Press caption: n this Dec. 1, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with former President George H.W. Bush in Houston.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
A good time was had by all, yes. But the underlying symbolism has to do with an electorate still trying to sketch a picture for itself of who this guy is.
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(photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds up a sketch drawn by Jessica Fluegel (foreground) during a campaign stop at the Machine Shed Restaurant March 18, 2012 in Rockford, IL. Romney is campaigning in Illinois three days before that state’s primary elections , when 54 GOP delegates are up for grabs. With Romney in the lead on delegates, fellow candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues to compete for the 1,444 necessary to secure the nomination before the last primary, in Utah on June 26)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

A good time was had by all, yes. But the underlying symbolism has to do with an electorate still trying to sketch a picture for itself of who this guy is.

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(photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds up a sketch drawn by Jessica Fluegel (foreground) during a campaign stop at the Machine Shed Restaurant March 18, 2012 in Rockford, IL. Romney is campaigning in Illinois three days before that state’s primary elections , when 54 GOP delegates are up for grabs. With Romney in the lead on delegates, fellow candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues to compete for the 1,444 necessary to secure the nomination before the last primary, in Utah on June 26)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Talk about working the base. It’s a whole new take on: “taking a bead on the White House.”

via:Daylife

(photo: Eric Gay/AP caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, second from right, and his wife, Karen, right, pose for photos during a rally, Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Cape Giradeau, Mo. Rick Santorum won the Kansas caucuses in a rout on Saturday and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney countered in Wyoming, a weekend prelude to suddenly pivotal Southern primary showdowns in the week ahead.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Talk about working the base. It’s a whole new take on: “taking a bead on the White House.”

via:Daylife

(photo: Eric Gay/AP caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, second from right, and his wife, Karen, right, pose for photos during a rally, Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Cape Giradeau, Mo. Rick Santorum won the Kansas caucuses in a rout on Saturday and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney countered in Wyoming, a weekend prelude to suddenly pivotal Southern primary showdowns in the week ahead.)

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On his knees, stained and prayin’. Yes, Santorum’s on a mission.
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption:  A supporter of Mr. Santorum prayed as they waited for him to appear in Lafayette, La. The outcome of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries strengthened Mr. Santorum’s argument that he should emerge as the final competitor to Mr. Romney)
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On his knees, stained and prayin’. Yes, Santorum’s on a mission.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption: A supporter of Mr. Santorum prayed as they waited for him to appear in Lafayette, La. The outcome of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries strengthened Mr. Santorum’s argument that he should emerge as the final competitor to Mr. Romney)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips. 
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos  caption:  The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos caption: The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
 Call us when you get the tattoo. 
via Guardian News Gallery
(photo credit:  Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA caption: Snellville, US: Ruth Malhotra shows off her henna-dyed hands in support of Mitt Romney at a pancake brunch at Brookwood high school.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Call us when you get the tattoo.

via Guardian News Gallery

(photo credit: Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA caption: Snellville, US: Ruth Malhotra shows off her henna-dyed hands in support of Mitt Romney at a pancake brunch at Brookwood high school.)

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Tags #Campaign '12    #Georgia Primary    #News    #Romney    #Super Tuesday    #henna    #photojournalism    #politics    #India   

Bag’s Take-Away:
The New Yorker Romney/Ricky car roof cover - why it matters right now:

Of course, the cover is damning for two meta-reasons. 1) it cements “pooch on the roof” as a central flaw in the Romney persona. 2) It mocks all those ads showing Romney behind the wheel and claiming some kind of connection with Detroit, the auto industry and, especially, America’s working class.

Why it’s deadly RIGHT THIS MINUTE however is because of “the new Romney” being rolled out this morning with the hopes of pitching a more warm and fuzzy Mitt. Talk about a hit-and-run through that intersection!
via: Coverjunkie via The New Yorker
(illustration: Bob Staake caption)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The New Yorker Romney/Ricky car roof cover - why it matters right now:

Of course, the cover is damning for two meta-reasons. 1) it cements “pooch on the roof” as a central flaw in the Romney persona. 2) It mocks all those ads showing Romney behind the wheel and claiming some kind of connection with Detroit, the auto industry and, especially, America’s working class.

Why it’s deadly RIGHT THIS MINUTE however is because of “the new Romney” being rolled out this morning with the hopes of pitching a more warm and fuzzy Mitt. Talk about a hit-and-run through that intersection!

via: Coverjunkie via The New Yorker

(illustration: Bob Staake caption)

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