Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bruce Willis expresses the apathy and anger that Libertarians need to turn into enthusiasm for Gary Johnson

No, this is NOT a celebrity endorsement story.

But Bruce Willis' recent Esquire interview definitely catches the anti-Romney mood among the politically disaffected:

Bruce Willis:  Romney is the
disappointing "Dash Riprock"
of the GOP.

"I get cranked up, I start talking about Hollywood and what's wrong with what. Or politics. I might start in on Mitt Romney."
Romney?
And with that one simple follow-up, Willis gets mildly cranked up. "Yeah, Romney. He's just such a disappointment, an embarrassment. Chin up, hair up. He's just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he's going to change everything," he is saying. "And he'll get in there, and they'll smile at him and introduce themselves: 'We're Congress, we make sure nothing changes.' He won't do it. He can't. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he change?"
You think Romney'll win?
"No. Nah. I don't really care."
Now Willis, who publicly backed the first Bush in his run against Clinton, gets wound up on the Republican candidate. "He's just the Dash Riprock of the Republican party."
Then he laughs out of the corner of his mouth, leaning into his stare. Just like the old smart-ass Bruce Willis. This might be called the third Bruce Willis stare.
A lot of people don't care because they don't think it can possibly make any difference.

Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson could make that difference, but this is the wall of apathy and anger we have to break through:  everybody believes that even if Mitt Romney wins, it won't make a difference, so why bother?

Because there is a chance to make a difference this year, a slim one admittedly, but it's there.

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