Last night, I has the unique opportunity of asking Gov. Romney to be my friend. Apparently, his official MySpace page launched this weekend. Since I have my own page, I thought I’d try to be his friend.
Immediately, I was a little nervous about the whole thing. After all, I think asking someone to be on your “friends list” is a little presumptuous. Some people, however, put a lot of effort into it, like Barack Obama who has 67,000 friends, and Paris Hilton, who has 150,000. I had 37.
So, when I discovered that Gov. Romney has a new page, I scrounged up the courage and sent the invitation. The prompt on the screen said, “Are you sure you want to invite Gov. Romney to be your friend?”
I took a deep breath. What if he rejected my overture of friendship? I pressed “yes” and hoped for the best. After all, I guess I could turn Evangelicals for Mitt into something else if he declined. Like, evangelicals for Melinda Doolittle.
This morning I nervously logged on to my MySpace page, and…there he was, smiling at me. Thirty-eight.
If you want Gov. Romney to be your friend, visit his page here. It’s a great site, with photos of his family, great video messages, and you can even find out what is on his iPod (Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Kingston Trio, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks).
David All, of TechPresident.com, likes the site:
Mitt’s myspace page looks to be a revolutionary change in the model of a top-tier candidate. As opposed to simply being a re-hash of Mitt’s official/boring/vanilla website (like John McCain’s), his team is fully embracing all of the things that makes myspace a great place to hang out, interact, and share with your friends.
All of this is to say that my EFM blogging might slow a bit on Tuesday nights. Now that the Governor’s officially my friend, he and Ann will probably start coming over for pizza and American Idol.