Mitt Romney Can Do A Mean Impression Of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

The candidate is a well-known fan of the Coen brothers flick. Is he Everett McGill or Pete Hogwallop?

TOLEDO, Ohio — Mitt Romney may be buttoned-down on the stump, but according to one campaign aide, when he’s with friends, he does a pretty convincing impression of the characters in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The aide didn’t expand on the nature of the impressions, so it remains unknown if Romney has ever graced his staff with a rendition of the fictional Soggy Bottom Boys’ hit song, “Man Of Constant Sorrow.”

But Romney has said in the past that the Oscar-nominated Cohen brothers’ film—which stars George Clooney and is based on Homer’s Odyssey—is his favorite movie.

Below, we’ve included a clip from the movie, for the purposes of highly responsible speculation.

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McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of a forthcoming book, The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.
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