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    Sep 21, 2012

    Mitt Romney's 99 Headline Problems

    Mitt Romney's got 99 problems (but a bitch ain't one). But "Romney's Pesky Pooch problem" comes in at #67. ("Romney's Woman Problem" comes in at #77.) Not sure if this list of headlines says more about Mitt Romney, his campaign or the (lack of) creativity among copy editors at the nations leading news organizations.

    Eric Randall at Boston Magazine couldn't help but notice that the "Politician's [something] problem" was a fairly easy headline to write and that Mitt Romney seemed to be getting more than his fair share. So in a nod to Jay Z he listed 99 of Mitt Romney's problem headlines.

    There's several overarching themes to Mitt's Headline Problem:

    Arithmetic

    1. “Mitt Romney’s 47 percent Problem” – The New Yorker

    2. “Romney’s Real 47 Percent Problem” – The Grio

    3. “Romney’s 15 Percent Problem” – The Atlantic

    Guilt By Association

    5. “Romney’s Rush Problem” - Yahoo News

    9. “Denial About Mitt Romney’s Bush Problem” - Slate

    10. “Mitt Romney’s Trump Problem” - The Daily Beast

    11. “Romney’s Palin Problem” - The Daily Beast

    12. “Romney’s Santorum Problem” - The Economist

    40. “Mitt Romney’s Koch Problem” - The Huffington Post

    47. “Romney’s Harry Reid Problem” – The Washington Post

    Heathcare

    17. “Mitt Romney’s Obamacare Problem” - The American Spectator

    18. “Mitt Romney’s Romneycare Problem ” - Investors Business Daily

    Geography

    20. “Mitt Romney’s Ohio Problem” - ABC

    23. “Mitt Romney’s Michigan Problem” - Newsweek

    25. “Mitt Romney’s Southern Problem” – National Journal

    32. “Mitt Romney’s Afghanistan Problem” - The Atlantic

    33. “Romney’s China Problem” - Politico

    34. “Mitt Romney’s Russia Problem” - Forbes

    Demographics

    26. “Mitt Romney’s Big White Problem” - News One

    27. “Mitt Romney’s African-American Problem” - BET

    28. “Mitt Romney’s Latino Problem” - The Washington Post

    77. “Romney’s Woman Problem” – Time

    78. “Romney’s Fake Woman Problem” – The Economist

    Money

    38. “Mitt Romney’s Tax Return Problem” – The Washington Post

    48. “Mitt Romney’s Bain Problem” - The Washington Post

    51. “Mitt Romney’s ‘rich guy’ problem” – The Washington Post

    65. “Romney’s Cadillac Problem” – Fox News

    Animals

    66. “Romney’s Rafalca Problem” – Mother Jones

    67. “Romney’s Pesky Pooch Problem” – Bloomberg Businessweek

    68. “Mitt Romney’s Seamus problem” – Chicago Reader

    Religion

    71. “Romney’s Mormon Problem” – Los Angeles Times

    74. “Romney’s Kosher Problem” – The New Yorker

    75. “Mitt Romney’s Evangelical Problem” – The New Yorker

    Technology

    14. “Mitt Romney’s Google Problem” - Mashable

    97. “Mitt Romney’s Fake Twitter Follower Problem” - Slate

    Et Cetera

    63. “Mitt Romney’s ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ Problem” – Chicago Sun Times

    80. “Romney’s Weasel Problem” – The New York Times

    81. “Mitt Romney’s Big Drug Problem” – TheFix.com

    98. “Mitt Romney’s Baked Goods Problem” - Slate

    And last but not least...

    Mitt Romney has a Mitt Romney Problem

    56. “Mitt Romney has a personal problem” – The Washington Post

    57. “Mitt Romney’s Empathy Problem” – The New Yorker

    58. “Mitt Romney’s Likeability Problem” – Alaska Dispatch

    59. “Romney’s relatability problem …” – Los Angeles Times

    60. “Romney’s Commander-in-Chief Problem” – Political Wire

    82. “Romney’s Authenticity Problem” – National Journal

    83. “Mitt Romney’s Character Problem” – The American Prospect

    95. “Romney’s Image Problem” – The Wall Street Journal

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