Video Review: Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up

The Internet is full of an enormous amount of stupidity – just check the comments section  on any major website.  But it’s also a haven for technological geniuses – or just people with ingenious ideas.  I don’t know who created the video “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up”, but he has temporarily won the Internet.  Apparently, this person’s name is Hugh Atkin, and he has just vaulted to the top of the “Relevant Hughs” list.  And yes, for those wondering, here is the current list:

1. Hugh Atkin – 11,008 YouTube likes (and counting) in two days.  Boom.

Apparently this is on Mr. Atkins’ blog. Somebody get this guy an SNL deal, pronto.

2. Hugh Jackman – Photos have just been released today of Jackman in Les Miserables.  I have plenty of doubt that I will actually enjoy this movie, but Jackman will be awesome.  Case in point:

3. Hugh Grant – He is now a father!  And he is currently starring in the movie…actually, does anyone have any idea what Hugh Grant is doing?  Because I do not.

4. Hugh Hefner – So much for the whole Lindsay Lohan thing, grandpa.

5. Hugh Laurie – Somebody get this guy a good movie role once House ends?  Please?  Street Kings was an absolute abomination of a film.

Here’s how to chew the scenery.
No, HERE’S how to chew the scenery!

Anyway, here’s the video, which brilliantly combines Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” and bits of many speeches from Mitt Romney and others.

Simply sensational.  There are a number of great things about this video.  Let’s list them off, since I’m obviously in a list-making mood:

1) This video ACTUALLY matches up the words to the beat of the song.  It’s rare that you ever see an actually good link, because of the time that someone needs to expend and the basic difficulty of matching the rhythm of a person’s words to a song tailor-made for lyrics.    In this respect, “The Real Slim Shady” is a brilliant choice, since Eminem’s lyrics are so static here.  They follow a stop-start-stop pattern of sorts which makes Romney’s words easier to match up.  Thus, the most off-center part of the video is the chorus, where Eminem actually does some sort of singing.

2) The choice of Barack Obama to introduce Romney is particularly brilliant.  In “The Real Slim Shady”, it’s almost as if there are two different characters in the songs.  The “can I have your attention, please” part is done by Eminem in a muffled voice, as if he’s about to introduce a different person.  (Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually analyzing “The Real Slim Shady” on this blog.)  And who better than Romney’s biggest rival – or, at least, the man who Romney claims is his biggest rival – to do it?

Here’s why Obama really rapped the intro. (I’m being totally serious, by the way. Like, totally.)

3) The opening line to the first verse – “Y’all act like you haven’t seen a Mormon before.”  Because honestly, some of us haven’t.  I’m not sure that I have.  (Are any of you people reading this blog Mormons?  Have I just totally missed all the signs?)

4) Mitt Romney firing Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in this video.  How great of an idea is this?  I would definitely watch the Republican debates if people could just fire each other.  I would also watch the Republican debates if the person judged to have the worst point got Nickelodeon green goo dropped on his or her head.  Other than that, I have no desire to watch the Republican debates.

The only thing that could be considered “bad” about this video is the lack of Ron Paul.  I gotta have more Ron Paul!  Maybe he was off doing an actual duet with Eminem, though.

Anyway, this is going to have one million views by tomorrow, I hope.  So jump on it now and say you were hip.  Kevin Reviews Things: the hippest blog around.  (Tomorrow, we will prove this point by reviewing the sneezing panda.)

Grade: A


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