"Hey, if it gets Obama supporters into theaters. Maybe they'll buy thousands of Bane toys to throw at Romney. It all adds to MY Bane capital."
Well, whatever it takes to stimulate the economy.
Tags: Bain Capital, Mitt Romney, Money, Movies, Nerdiness
July 4, 1776
A group of wealthy, land-owning, tax-hating residents of a collective of British colonies declare their independence from the throne by signing a document that states "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," thus setting the stage for the greatest Broadway musical ever written about haggling over the particulars of a non-binding document.
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In honor of the newly-released biopic Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, MTV's Power of 12 political blog compiled a list of some of our country's greatest presidents' secret identities, including George Washington, Martin Van Buren and…
Mitt [Romney] has a lot in common with the patriotic superhero. First off, it's not often politicians are this physically fit. His references to "America’s superpowers" is also something one would expect from the Cap'n.
Romney recently announced that, if elected, he would allot 25 billion federal dollars to kindergarten through 12th graders, allowing them to attend any school of their choosing. You could say he's making each student the captain of his or her own education!
Granted, Mitt Romney is not technically a U.S. President. Not today at any rate. And possibly not next year, either. But, if you saw Captain America: The First Avenger movie, you know that the character ends up riding this big loud expensive thing that crashes spectacularly sending him into a 70-year catatonic stasis before he's ultimately re-awakened and asked to help save the country. So, take that as you will.
And what secret identity do you suspect our nation's geekiest Commander-in-Chief would harbor?
Obama hasn't done a very good job keeping his Jedi status on the DL. From wielding a light saber in public to his unusually quick reflexes (remember the fly swat?), we’re pretty sure his "Hawaiian upbringing" is just a cover up for his time spent at the Jedi Academy.
That's a good guess. Though, personally, I'd have gone with President Who. I'm relatively certain I saw him stepping out of a Tardis before one of those Rose Garden addresses.
Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Movies, MTV, Nerdiness, Power of 12, Star Wars
In an interview with Outside Magazine, Academy Award winner Robert Redford criticized the Democratic Party's failure to do something that Hollywood pulls off close to 30% of the time — tell a good story…
"It's about storytelling… The Democratic Party has a good story to tell, but they don’t know how to tell it. And the other side has no story to tell and they tell it loud and clear. People listen to the loud barking dog more than the mewing cat…"
Kind of like how people listen more to the barking of a rich famous person than to the mewing of a only-moderately well-off political analyst.
The famous are always trying to connect their experience to the larger world around them. This quote is kind of like if you asked a plumber what they thought of Obama and he said, "I think his real problem is he isn't plumbing enough."
Despite his criticism, Robert Redford is a lifelong Democrat. Although, in this election, I'm surprised he's not supporting Romney. After all, the Romneys and Robert Redford both share an affinity for horses.
Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Image News for Sundance & AEG Europe/Getty Images
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