Here’s the thing with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: He is either charming and completely likeable, or utterly creepy and slimy. There seems to be no in-between with this guy. It’s either good neighbor from down the block you’d trust to watch your kids or Jerry Lundegaard from Fargo in full spiraling-out-of-control mode. And this sucks because I’ve come to believe he’s the only viable GOP contender (I also like Jon Huntsman and Buddy Roemer but c’mon…neither has a chance) that, if he were to beat Obama, I’d actually be able to sleep comfortably knowing he’s in the White House. All the other freaks in that circus scare the hell out of me, as they do many others.
With that said, Romney was on Letterman last night to deliver the Top Ten. And he was in completely likeable mode! Also, he was actually funny. So now I again feel as though I could live with Mitt Romney as president. However, as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow in the East, he’ll do or say something to creep me the hell out within 24 hours. Bet on it. And the world will spin madly on.