This is hysterical — you remember the ad with Mittens badly singing “America the Beautiful”? The Romney campaign retorted with one of the President singing Al Green’s â€œLetâ€™s Stay Together.” Gary Silverman writes in the Financial Times that the Romney ad seemed an odd choice, since the President actually sings fairly well. A supporter of Romney explained:
In an appearance on CNN with her husband, Mrs Welch suggested that Mr Obamaâ€™s personal style and choice of musical material define him as a member of a â€œdifferent Americaâ€. I would imagine this is why Mr Romneyâ€™s campaign included the snippet of Mr Obama singing â€œLetâ€™s Stay Togetherâ€ at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They hoped it would convey his otherness.
â€œItâ€™s the difference between the songs that theyâ€™re singing,â€ Mrs Welch said. â€œMitt Romney didnâ€™t exactly do a beautiful job on that song, but think about what heâ€™s singing, OK? I mean itâ€™s that patriotic song and he goes all the way through it. Then youâ€™ve got the very cool Barack Obama singing Al Green. That is the two different Americas. Isnâ€™t it?â€
Silverman thinks the Romney crew are showing their age. I’m not sure age is the issue here. Let’s see — what’s so alien about Al Green?
or President Obama?
Now, what would make somebody think these two are “alien”?