Weird Willard

by digby

"There is no work more important to America's future than the work that is done within the four walls of the American home," Romney said. He also criticized people who choose not to get married because they enjoy the single life.

"It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking," Romney told the crowd of more than 5,000. "In France, for instance, I'm told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past."

(Clearly, he hasn't been watching "The Tudors.")

But excuse me, what in hell is he talking about? There is some speculation that what he "was told" about was a fluffy French comedy that he thinks somehow reflected the law of the land, but who knows where he got this ridiculous idea? It would be in keeping with most of the Republican leadership's dependence on popular culture for their understanding of ... everything. (And I suppose we could take some heart in the fact that it was an actual "foreign" film, so that's at least an improvement over the "Rawhide" and "Leave It To Beaver" curriculum that informed the current administration about foreign policy.)

Mitt Romney may look like Mr Perfect but I am getting a distinct whiff of the weird coming off this guy. Too bad he doesn't dress in earth tones or the press might even notice.