Mitt Romney isn’t doing well on the Sunday morning public affairs talk shows. At least, not on the ones I occasionally watch. I think his problem is the more we get to know him, the more we distrust him.
I started drawing Mitt with black rectangles over his eyes at first because that’s the way he looks to me in reality, but also because it reminds me of the old technique of hiding a person’s identity, say, a person who might be caught in a compromising situation when a photographer is in the room. I never quite understood it. I mean, how does hiding a person’s eyes with a black rectangle disguise who it is?
When I drew Romney the first time with the rectangles over his eyes, I thought the symbolism was perfect. We know this guy, but we don’t know this guy. Not really. He’s flipped and flopped so many times. So the black rectangles capture his remoteness, his hidden identity.
I’ll keep drawing him this way until something happens to change my opinion of him, but I can’t think what it might be that would make me want to flip flop.