The Mothman Prophesy (or: Does Mitt Romney Have a Chance?)

April 21st, 2011

Inspired by conservative columnist Deroy Murdock’s prophesy about Mitt “The Mothman” Romney.

“Deroy, not to be too sarcastic, when is it show time for Mitt Romney? When does he go from caterpillar to butterfly? Is there a secret exciting Mitt Romney he’s been holding back?” – Chris Matthews
“I think the trajectory is more from larva to moth.” – Deroy Murdock on Harbdall
“For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare that culminates in a strategy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community.” – description for The Mothman Prophesies


Does Moth Romney have a chance

In the Republican primary dance?

He might be the best candidate for the general election,

But GOP primary voters have (for him) an unfortunate predilection.

They tend to be extremely doctrinaire,

Which is bad if you’re the grandfather of Obamacare.

Primary voters are even more extreme than the rest of the GOP,

Which makes it hard to win independents if you make it past the primary.

So unless Romney can repeatedly metamorphize himself into something new,

His presidential career will be preemptively through.

Can Mitt set the base on fire?

If not, the prophesy is dire.

Poor Mitt—after all you’re hard work, it’s really a shame.

Then again, you know what happens with moths and flame.


Here’s Hardball’s 4/21/11 panel discussion. Conservative columnist Deroy Murdock from the National Review is the one that came up with the “moth” quip, along with a few other zingers. (Read His Name is Nobody for more about the GOP presidential enthusiasm leader.)

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Our titular inspiration was of course The Mothman Prophesies. Here’s the movie trailer.

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