Four years ago, we elected a guy who spent his high school years high on weed, who bragged about cocaine use, who dances and sings well, who had spent part of his childhood outside of the United States in various non-standard family configurations. He is apparently loosely aligned with a black power Christian church, although in the past four years, you can count the number of times the family attended.
The guy running against him today doesn’t smoke cigarettes or dope, doesn’t drink soda or coffee, just guessing but might not sing or dance well, attends church regularly and functioned as a pastor in his community for a number of years. He grew up in a standard issue two parent household in the United States.
Whether Romney pulls it off or not, it is interesting to see how sick we are of our love affair with hipness.