The dumbing down of America has a new poster child - meet 30yo Eric Hartsburg, a Romney/Ryan supporter from Indiana. He is an independent "pro-wrestler" who post his head for ad space on E-bay. Someone paid him a measley $5,000 to tattoo the Romney logo on the side of his face.
With the election over, supporters of Mitt Romney have to pack up their campaign signs and paraphernalia and get on with their lives.
But what if you can’t get rid of that stuff? Literally.
Eric Hartsburg caught some attention in the weeks leading up to the election for having the Romney campaign’s logo tattooed on his face.
Suffice to say, he’s not happy with Tuesday’s results.
“Totally disappointed, man,” Hartsburg told POLITICO. “I’m the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, it’s a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. It’s there for life.”
Hartsburg’s tattoo covers a 5-by-2 inch space on the side of his face, and he did it after raising $5,000 on eBay for the effort. He didn’t even tell his wife he planned to get the tattoo until about an hour before.
“Right away, she was taken aback,” Hartsburg said, adding that his wife is also a Romney/Ryan supporter.
“My 15-year-old son, however, he was all about it.”
Hartsburg’s takeaway from the election is that “the Republican Party needs quite a bit of reform,” namely in the area of winning over young voters.
So I wonder how drunk you have to be to pull off this stunt to your head and face.
Now that Romney lost, does he feel stupid? Probably NOT.
So the Romney Camp desperately targeted the youth vote - well, if this is the type of youth that supports the Romney/Ryan ticket, no wonder they lost.
And for those Christian Conservatives that find Hartsburg's tattoo stunt quite amusing and "patriotic", well I just have to quote a scripture verse from your beloved Bible:
"Do not cut your bodies for the dead and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord." Leviticus 19:28
Would somebody on Ebay pay him another $5,000 to put a giant "L" on his forehead?
And if he shaves his whole head, somebody can buy an "O", an "S" and an "E" - in that order to circulate his entire head.
Well if he has any regrets today, Christmas is just around the corner - he can change that tattoo to say "Toys R Us".