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12.12.12

I Dreamed I Saw Mitt Romney Last Night, Alive as You and Me

Josh Marshall has a very funny take on all these Mitt sightings. I'm sure you've seen them. Josh theorizes, I think accurately:

Is it something about Romney? Or is this just the first post-non-presidency of the Twitter era. Because we didn’t see anything remotely like this with John Kerry or John McCain or Al Gore for that matter. More than just a Twitter meme, it’s like a 21st century version of the old post-demise Elvis sighting from the late 70s and early 80s. And I think that’s because Romney’s vanished entirely from official media existence — no television interviews or appearances — and yet he’s seemingly everywhere where ordinary people can get a snap of him with the smartphone.

In perfect Buzzfeed fashion Andrew Kaczynski put together a list of “15 People Who Just Saw Mitt Romney” and reported it on Twitter. As the phenomenon has grown though it’s become clear that at least a decent number of these people couldn’t possibly have actually seen Romney. I saw Romney at a midnight 7/11 in Tampa. I saw him at a Hooters in Boise. I saw him working on a fishing boat outside of Delacroix. I saw him shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

I love those last two! Let's play along. I saw Mitt Romney...at the Chelsea drugstore, to get his prescription filled. I saw Mitt Romney darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there, what does he care? I saw Mitt Romney kissing Santa Claus, underneath the mistletoe last night. Got it? Enter your "sightings" in the comment thread.