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Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is often attacked by rivals as awkward, humorless, and unemotional. But as Molly Ball recently pointed out, he’s actually a pretty funny guy.
The Gingrich campaign is struggling to stay relevant in an atmosphere in which getting bitten by zoo animals draws more buzz for the candidate than actual policy proposals. In recent days, it appears the candidate has finally embraced his inner meme, realizing their campaign can only draw attention with the absurd.
“Twitter is as it happens, and Facebook is the next day, and you optimize everything else for Google the day after,” says a Romney aide. Another Republican worries you can win the day, but lose the week.
Give a dog a bone! Mitt Romney notoriously strapped his Irish Setter, Seamus, to the roof of his car for a 12-hour drive to the family cottage in Canada. The Internet tends to remember stuff like that.
BuzzFeed’s survey of Republican National Committee members gathered in Arizona this weekend finds a clear preference for the solid Ohioian. “He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy,” says an RNC member.