32 Reasons Mitt Romney Strategist Stu Stevens Is The Most Interesting Man In The World

Is that the guy from the beer ad?

1. He wrote a book about adventuring across Africa for six months with an ex-fashion model.

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2. He once took steroids just to see what they would do.

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3. He wrote a political novel whose contents included transvestite prostitutes and a damaging memoir by a candidate’s ex-wife.

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4. He once skied the North Pole.

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5. He wrote an episode of the failed TV show Commander In Chief.

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6. He also wrote episodes of Northern Exposure and I’ll Fly Away.

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7. He used to appear on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

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8. He wrote a book about traveling Europe in a vintage Mustang with someone else’s girlfriend. Stevens went to 30 restaurants in 30 days.

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9. He’s an extreme sports enthusiast.

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10. He once coached rugby in Switzerland.

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11. The New Yorker once dubbed him “a Republican Renaissance Man.”

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12. He is featured in the George Clooney film “The Ides of March” bonus features in a segment called “What Does A Political Consultant Do.”

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13. He wrote a book about his journey on the Chinese-Afghanistan border, the ancient silk road, in which he retraced the 1934 journey described of classic travel-writer Peter Fleming in “News from Tartary”.

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14. While in Central Africa, he escaped being mugged by a gang of homeless people in wheelchairs.

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15. He was a co-producer of the HBO show K Street.

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16. He wrote a book called “The Big Enchilada” about George Bush’s Presidential campaign.

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17. He once wrote a story in The Atlantic defending President Obama’s faith called “My Secret Life as A Muslim.”

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18. Warner Brothers bought his novel Scorched Earth. He also wanted to travel the length of the Nile River.

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19. He studied English at Oxford University and film at University of California, Los Angeles.

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20. He once biked the Raid Pyrénéen, a grueling 450 miles along the Pyrenees Mountains that bikers have to finish in 100 hours.

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21. He and fellow Romney consultants Alex Castellanos and Mike Murphy really hate each other.

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22. He once wrote a scathing review of a Joe Klein book while at the same time saying he liked the liberal website the Daily Kos.

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23. He worked as a strategist and ad man on Bob Dole’s 1996 Presidential campaign

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24. He worked on George Bush’s 2004 campaign and helped Dick Cheney with debate prep.

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25. He had great hair in high school in Mississippi.

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26. He’s biking pals with potential Romney VP Rob Portman and was Portman’s chief strategist in 2010.

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27. Growing up in Mississippi he played football, rugby, boxing and wrestling.

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28. He describes his own political consulting vocation “a total profession of charlatans.”

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29. He’s written pieces for the New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine, The New Republic, Washingtonian, and Esquire.

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30. He delivered newspapers as kid in his town in Mississippi, including to the home of author Eudora Welty for whom his father did legal work.

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31. He once played the role of Jim Lehrer in debate prep for George W. Bush’s 2000 debate with Al Gore, which he practiced for by watching tapes of the anchor.

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32. He starred in a series of Dos Equis commercials.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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