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:

Will we ever look at hoodies the same? Even if the weather recommends them?

It was somewhat chilly across the US yesterday so light jackets, with or without hoods, are a practical choice whether you are seeing a family member off to sea in Norfolk or attending a Santorum rally in Wisconsin. It’s notable that the women saying farewell to a family member deploying to the Arabian Gulf are black and wearing hoodies. Are they making a statement or, mostly likely, just trying to keep warm? If the main point is that it’s impossible to say right now, the image evokes compassion.  (But then, not sure what to say about the guy at the Santorum rally.)

via The Charlotte Observer

( Top photo credit: : Steve Earley/AP Photo/The Virginian Pilot caption: Michelle Cunningham, left, watches as her son, Petty Officer 3rd class Matthew Cunningham deploys aboard the Iwo Jima from Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. To the right is her daughter, and Matthew’s sister, Brittany Handy. The Jima Amphibious Ready Group will operate in the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. Bottom photo credit: Scott Olsen/Getty Images caption: BEAVER DAM, WI - MARCH 27: Guests wait for Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum to arrive at a campaign rally on March 27, 2012 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Wisconsin residents will go to the polls on April 3 to vote for their choice for the Republican presidential nominee.)

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After Brewer brouhaha, Walker takes a lesson. GOP finally playing ball?

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After Brewer brouhaha, Walker takes a lesson. GOP finally playing ball?

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Bag’s Take-Away:
With the Dems still AWOL and Walker and Repubs forging on like “business as usual,” this shot seems to offer a subtle visual commentary.  
The Wisconsin legislature as a den of snakes?
(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

With the Dems still AWOL and Walker and Repubs forging on like “business as usual,” this shot seems to offer a subtle visual commentary.  

The Wisconsin legislature as a den of snakes?

(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Yeah, I’d like to see Scott Walker step back into any one of those factories now.
(Pic from the since-untouched barnstormin’ campaign Flickr site)
(photo: Fond du Lac (by Scott Walker for Governor) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Yeah, I’d like to see Scott Walker step back into any one of those factories now.

(Pic from the since-untouched barnstormin’ campaign Flickr site)

(photoFond du Lac (by Scott Walker for Governor

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