Ron Fournier, the longtime political reporter and editor formerly at the AP and now at National Journal, caught my eye late last night with a tweet mentioning he had just watched a 1961 Twilight Zone called "Obsolete Man" while writing about the Obama-Romney race and that it was "oddly compelling, even relevant." I've probably watched all of these early episodes more than once but it did not ring bell--but it is up at YouTube in its entirely. (Note to young 'uns: In the good old days of TV a thirty-minute show had only about 4 minutes of commercials. Ponder that for a moment.) I'm still not sure what Ron meant by "relevant" today re: the campaign, although its themes are indeed compelling: from totalitarianism to God to capital punishment.
But there is this: the lead character, played by Burgess Meredith is named Wordsworth....Romney Wordsworth. Here 'tis:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Romney in 'The Twilight Zone'
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