January 15th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
11 years ago

Too good looking?


 CNN's Jeanne Moos wonders if Mitt Romney is just too perfect. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

(CNN) - Is Mitt Romney too good looking for his own good? Or, does being a political hunk make for a slam dunk? CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look.

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soundoff (172 Responses)
  1. J Houston, TX

    Chris said:

    "In today's society does he really think that spewiing his "marriage before children" rhetoric is really feasible? What about those who have no desire to be married? Is hesuggesting that we not bear children?"

    Yes! Absolutely do not have children outside of marriage! Whatever world you seem to think you live in, you're wrong. Kids before marriage is still looked down upon by most. The place for children is within a healthy family. Don't be a selfish fool and put anything less than the best out their for any child! You owe it to them and yourself. It's despicable that you can actually say something like that and think you're justified. Quit drinking the koolaid.

    January 15, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. John G, New York, NY

    Now that she has reported on non-news news...let's all rate Jeanne Moos's looks! Your looks aren't relevant to your work, you say? POINT MADE!

    January 15, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. Thena

    He looks artificial and posed, just like his platform. Too dolled up, way too metrosexual and NOT manly enougly. Can't tell the difference between him and his wife!

    January 15, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. Dan Seattle, WA

    On looks alone, I'd have to go with Dennis Kucinich. He's absolutely adorable! Plus his wife is a total hottie.

    January 15, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  5. Oh Brother

    Who cares!!!!!! we're not going to marry him!!!!! Remember the important thing, he is a Republican. And we all know what they've DONE to this country in the last 8 years.

    January 15, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. JaredLarons, FL

    Not attracted to him at all!!! (Of course I'm a man and secretly envy his good looks)

    January 15, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  7. rachel lanore

    What do you call a really really good looking man on the floor of the Republican Presidential Debate:

    A. a visitor
    B. Call a Doctor because you are hallucinating
    C. Mitt Romney
    C. is the answer, ( Anderson Cooper is a good second... hard to call that one)

    To the " Call The Fire Dept " post.... you made me laugh so hard....

    thanks I needed that.

    January 15, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. PH NY

    Mitt Romney looks creepy, over-dyed and goofy.
    His sons are NOT good-looking at all, as their deformed looking mouths look like their mother's mouth( big ugly looking mouth and teeth hanging out).
    Mrs. R's genes uglied the boys up.
    John Edwards is the best looking candidate.
    Cindy McCain is the most gorgeous wife !!

    January 15, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  9. Walt, Belton,TX

    Reminds me a lot of slick willie and the way he treats women...........well, maybe they're actually kin.

    January 15, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. Kim, Dallas, TX

    It would be plain silly to argue the point that Romney is not good looking. I have been telling my Republican friends that if we end up having to have a Republican in office, why not one that is at least pleasant to look at. 🙂

    January 15, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  11. halcyon24

    ANDERSON COOPER!! WWWaaaahhoooo !!! Yes, now he's good lookin'. Just love the premature gray! Oh, and his ethics, why can't we all just write him in...

    Mitt's a nice looking guy

    Bill was REAL good lookin' until the 'ML incident' and then he aged about 20 years in the blink of an eye....

    Edwards is to girly for me. Same with Obama.

    January 15, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  12. williamwalsh columbus ohio

    its like being back in high school, please tell me no one really said this .
    and if romney is good looking maby we would nt even have to vote george cloony was to run, its to much for one mind as small as mine to figure it out,

    January 15, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  13. Will

    Can we please get John Edwards to drop out of this race so OBAMA can wip Billary’s ass. She is stopping the Nevada people from causing for OBAMA with a lawsuit. Taking trying to take their civil right to caucus away WE NEED TO START THIS MOVEMENT NOW....PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.........

    January 15, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. Heather R - Denver CO

    Mitt looks like the guy they sent from Central Casting when the call came in for a "guy that looks like a Presidential candidate"

    January 15, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  15. aj huntington ny

    Lets' see.. we've had some good looking Presidents - Martin Sheen , Michael Douglas– wait , that's holly wood , not real life? Well, Mitt Romney shouldn't be judged by his looks, but by the content of his record and past wins in serving the public

    January 15, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  16. Tina

    I heard that if Rudy Guiliani is elected president our taxes will drop like a rock!

    January 15, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  17. Richard

    Mitt Romney is a corporate snake who loves free trade and sending American jobs to china. Who cares what he looks like.

    January 15, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  18. Susan Mark

    good looking guys on the Debate floor, don't forget Wolf, Fell in love with him in 1990 watching him in Bagdad.... what a stud.

    January 15, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  19. From The North

    Unfortunately, Mitt Romney hasn't got a monopoly on campaign flip-flopping, mud slinging and pandering. I'd be very surprised if there's a candidate out there who hasn't done any of the above.

    But he certainly has a monopoly where his good looks are concerned! And I'm sure being handsome and wealthy he's lived life to the fullest and I certainly don't begrudge him that.

    You have to give credit where it's due. Mitt is a Great Speaker and Orator. He defines his personal blueprint for Change in a simplistic manner that all can understand and digest without maalox .

    I think Mitt Romney is a Wysiwig kind of guy. (What you see is what you get) There won't be any surprises.

    January 15, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  20. rick

    Not only is this candiate smart looking. But maybe as you watch him in the White House you guys will learn how to honor your wifes. Maybe you will catch a glimpes of how close families should be. There won't be any interns in the chambers after hours. The way he took the Salt Lake Olympics from scandal to success was impressive. Maybe with his Mormon upbringings there will be a renewal of respect towards women and children in our country. The guy is intelligent, motivated. Education, hard work, industry will be encouraged. Might just be what this country needs at this time. There will not be any proselyting for the LDS Church coming from the White House. I'm convinced that people who love this country, their families. and all that is good and clean and wholesome will benefit from his time spent as president

    January 21, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  21. Eric

    I agree - report the news!

    Mitt Romney is the one candidate most capable of handling the economic crisis this country is facing.

    January 25, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  22. Will

    Good looking is everything. Bill Clinton and GW Bush both are better-looking than their opponents. And they won.

    It will be Mitt Romney VS Barack Obama

    January 28, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
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