Today, during a taping of Live! with Kelly and Michaelthat will air Tuesday, Mitt Romney made an obvious play for a vote. Whose? Snooki’s. Why? Snooki is the ultimate swing voter.
Romney said, according to the Associated Press:
“I’m kind of a Snooki fan,” Romney confessed. “Look how tiny’s she’s gotten. She’s lost weight. She’s energetic. Just her spark-plug personality is kind of fun.”
Even though we have to think, Really? He’s going to comment on her weight? we understand why he might want Snooki’s support. She has demonstrated Republican leanings in the past. She voted for McCain in 2008, and has had a rapport with the ex-presidential candidate about her frustration over Obama’s tanning-bed tax. She’s also socialized with Newt and Callista Gingrich. That said, she’s fickle. Angry at Chris Christie’s Jersey Shore badmouthing, she explained that she’ll “stick w Obama” as opposed to voting for the New Jersey governor. Furthermore, she’s a Mother Jones reader — allegedly.
Snooki, something of a mess of stereotypes herself, fits the stereotype of the undecided voter. As Beth Reinhard of the National Journal put it: “younger, female, and clueless about politics.”