I've been trying to get a fix on Romney's walk. It's odd. All the locomotion is from the knees down. There's no movement in the hips and thighs.
There's a guy in my building who aspires to be a stand-up comic. I told him that if he could master the Romney walk and gestures, he'd have plenty of work. Like Tina Fey in 2008, when she absolutely nailed Sarah Palin.
Many of our Presidents have had distinctive walks.
FDR was wheelchair-bound, but he was massive from the waist up, and communicated such great vigor and optimism that people tended to forget he was a victim of polio. Truman had an in-your-face strut. Kennedy and Reagan had athletic grace; Clinton, a bit of a country-boy amble. George W. Bush had swagger, and Obama, an athletic glide.
The more I watch Romney walk, I can't help but conclude that he walks like a man who has soiled his pants, and he's trying to contain the damage. Hey, nobody's perfect.
He probably spent a long day standing in a field watching horse ballet and … you just have to hand it to the guy for trying to make the best of a bad situation.
As Glenn Beck would say, "I'm just sayin."
I may have channeled my inner 12-year-old this week. I think the devil made me do it. I'll try and up my game next week. – Tom Callaghan