Barbie Tops Romney’s List of Potential VP Candidates
WASHINGTON — With only three months until the Republican National Convention, much speculation has surrounded Governor Mitt Romney’s pick for his vice presidential running mate.
Several names, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, have surfaced as potential candidates. Recently, a new nominee has entered the field: Barbara Millicent Roberts, or as she is more commonly known, “Barbie.”
During a speech last week in Kentucky, Barbie came out on full attack against the President and declared Obama “the most inexperienced president since Eisenhower, the most incompetent since Carter, and the one with the worst haircut since Van Buren.”
The issue of Barbie’s own political experience and readiness might come to haunt her, which could weaken the effectiveness of her role as vice presidential attack dog. For the last ten years, Barbie has had careers as an aerobic instructor, stewardess, fashion model, and princess. The fear among conservatives is that she lacks political experience in a major office.
Her on-again, off-again romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Ken, could potentially become another area of criticism.
Barbie could still be a top contender for the ticket, based on her charismatic personality, as she remains well-liked by both the GOP base and press. Barbie could potentially revitalize and transfigure the GOP’s image.
“If Barbie was the GOP vice presidential nominee, she could really add dimension and depth to Romney’s flat-line character,” political analyst Frederick Calmary states. “Basically, even a doll has more personality than Romney.”
In addition, Barbie could help Romney close the gender gap by attracting more female voters.
When asked about the possibility of her running as vice president on the GOP ticket, Barbie stated, “I really have no interest in being Vice-President. I currently have the job that I want: ambassador for world peace.”