ARE YOU YOU WANT TO GO INTO POL­I­TICS?

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By ISO­BEL DICKINSON

WOULD vote for a man called Mitt Rom­ney? Mitt..? Is that even a name? In the sane world, it’s a sort of glove.

But in Amer­ica, where they’ve had se­nior mem­bers of the ad­min­is­tra­tion called Spiro Agnew and Caspar Wein­berger, ‘Mitt’ is pretty nor­mal.

And com­pared to some who run for of­fice in the Land of the Free, the Repub­li­can con­tender for the job of Pres­i­dent has an al­most bland name.

In the more cyn­i­cal UK, we’d laugh our cocks off if a man called Mike Hunt stood for of­fice.

Ed Miliband may get some stick – but imag­ine the jeers if he was called Tiny Kox. Or Randy Head!

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Frank Tow­ers of the Univer­sity of West Lan­cashire said: “You have to feel sorry for U.S. news­read­ers, hav­ing to talk about politi­cians called Ass­man or a bat­tle for the State leg­is­la­ture be­tween Steve Strait and Becky Gay.

“One woman called Krys­tal Ball once ran for of­fice. As for Dick Swett – how the hall do you ask peo­ple to vote for you with a name like that?”

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