Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, is running for president. He is going to lose, and I am going to tell you why.
I have a new theory for presidential politics. It goes something like this:
“If I haven’t met someone with the same first name as a candidate, the candidate will not win.”
It’s that simple.
I have never met anyone named “Mitt,” and my money says that you haven’t either.
Heading over to the Baby Name Voyager and plugging in “Mitt,” you’ll note a few things:
- The name “Mitt” does not register for boys.
- The name “Mittie,” as a girls name, peaked in popularity in or before the 1880s.
- The name “Mittie,” as a girls name, practically disappeared prior to the end of the 1940s.
“But his name is ‘Willard,’ not ‘Mitt’,” you say.
He calls himself Mitt. His friends call him Mitt. His family calls him Mitt. His constituents call him Mitt. His colleagues call him Mitt.
His name is Mitt.
And he is going to lose because of it.