Mitt "Madman" Romney flung the gauntlet at President Obama yesterday, comparing him to dead North Korean cartoon character Kim Jong-il II.
"I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama, then supermodel Obama, traipsing through Iowa making promises," he said at a campaign-and-fried-chicken stop in Iowa, a trip during which he has had enough spare time to discover the Internet, YouTube and various other group-think sites. "I think the gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen, well, since Kim Jong-il promised to turn all his gulags into discoteques right after putting the James Bond logo on all the Korean national flags."
It should be noted that the James Bond logo is currently the property of Eon Productions and has never been featured on flags of any nation.
Romney has lately been making attempts to seem in-touch with reality and current popular culture, referring to President Obama as a "tone-deaf Cab Calloway" and, quoting from his favorite book, 1936's 'Gone With the Wind', famous for its portrayal of devoted darkies, Romney has compared the 44th US president to "Big Sam", a freed slave with little more than a dim-witted desire to seem heroic.
He also recently compared Obama to headless chicken Marie Antoinette.
The Obama White House has made little response to these characterizations, other than to suggest IQ and sanity testing for presidential candidates in future. Such a move, of course, would mean the end of American electoral politics as we know it.