There’s little doubt Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney‘s campaign could use a little oomph…
But is it possible that one of the most boring presidential candidates ever was caught up in a "love triangle"? Hey, maybe. At this stage of the game, the idea of Romney getting strafed by The National Enquirer in a sex scandal story on Valentine’s Day might be considered by some as positive. Anything to knock Romney out of that boring and flavorless flip-flop box he’s been trapped in the past four years or so.
And it’s Valentine’s Day at the Enquirer, so pretty much anything goes. Including headlines like, "Exclusive Interview: Mitt Romney Love Triangle Shocker!"
Check it out.
"Presidential candidate MITT ROMNEY has been rocked by a shocking ‘cheating’ scandal involving his beloved wife ANN," the story begins. "In an election year marked by horrendous mud-slinging, a just-published book dropped a bombshell directly on the Republican front-runner and his wife of 42 years."
Sounds pretty tawdry, right? But are they really talking about Mitt?
Turns out a newly released book, "The Real Romney" tells the story of how Romney’s wife Ann – after agreeing in college to marry him – had a fling with some dude on the Brigham Young basketball team.
That after the Mittster took off for France to fulfill part of his missionary obligations to the Mormon church.
"Ann plunged into a new romance with (Kim) Cameron," the Enquirer continues. "When Mitt got the news, he was devastated, according to the book’s authors Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, both Boston Globe reporters."
That book’s been out nearly a month and the Globe reporters have pretty much made the rounds of most major political talk shows. But leave it to the Enquirer to ferret out the single sexy morsal and serve it up sensationally on America’s Day of Love.
Check out the spin on this baby.
"In a sensational new development, The ENQUIRER tracked down Cameron, and he revealed that Ann – the girl he hoped to marry – never told him she had previously promised to spend her life with Mitt," the Enquirer says.
"Ann’s two-timing puts her ‘in the middle of a ‘cheating’ scandal,’ a top political source told The ENQUIRER," it writes. “While this happened long ago, it still becomes an issue for a candidate running for the White House. Because Mitt has made an issue of the solidness of his marriage, any information that shows Ann ‘cheated’ could be used by his political enemies.”
I don’t know about you guys, but while I respect the Enquirer for breaking some pretty huge stories – does the name John Edwards ring a bell? – this one seems like a pretty tall reach. Complete with over-written passages like, "The political source added that Mitt ‘was destroyed emotionally when Ann fell in love with another man." "
Remember, this was 44 years ago. And they’re calling that a Love Triangle Shocker?