The hottest rumor in the 2008 Presidential race is that candidate Mitt Romney has taken a risky new image-changing direction in his campaign.Deeply convinced that the reason his candidacy has not taken off as expected is because of his Mormon religion, the former Massachusetts Governor has taken steps to shake up the public perception that he is a straight-laced, ivory tower, Salt Lake City style CEO. According to sources Romney has purchased a bar in Boston and is actually spending time behind the counter, mixing drinks and rubbing shoulders with Beantown blue-collars.
The same sources say the results are as mixed as the drinks. Aside from his stunning Hollywood good looks, they say, he hasn’t drawn any unusual attention. Local patrons seem completely unaware of who he is, even though, until January, he was their Governor. And Romney is unsure what to do about it.
The former Governor is still a Mormon and does not partake of any of his bar’s own beverage menu, it is said, although he is really reaching out to try to mingle with the ordinary Bostonian that comes in. “I’m really tempted, sometimes,” he reportedly says, “maybe I could reach these people better if I’d actually have a drink with them.”
Although certainly disappointed that he has gone unrecognized, his Staff in the little pub say he seems, in a way, to be enjoying the anonymity, like a break from the spotlight of politics and the campaign. They’ve even composed a song about it:
“Makin’ a play for the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Takin’ a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?