Right guy, wrong election
Author: Dan Njegomir - November 3, 2016 - Updated: June 6, 2017
Once a newsie always a newsie. Veteran Colorado political correspondent Lynn Bartels, nowadays the communicator in chief for Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, doesn’t miss a beat—or a blunder—on the political scene. Hence, her blog post today pointing out a time warp in a “Funny or Die” video on YouTube that spoofs Melania Trump—but misplaces Bartels’ boss.
The satirical video shows a Melania Trump lookalike at a podium stumbling through awkward one-liners that fall flat as she supposedly addresses a crowd in Arkansas. At one point, the vignette splices in actual footage of Williams and fellow Republicans applauding. But, Bartles notes:
As William is clapping, people in the crowd are waving Romney signs. As in Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president.
Bartels Tweeted a bit later:
— Lynn Bartels (@lynn_bartels) November 3, 2016
Much has changed since then, of course; Williams, at least, still looks pretty much the same.