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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Romney in 'The Twilight Zone'

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:





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