The PC guy finally wins one! No, we're not cheering for political correctness here. I'm talking about those ads for Macintosh computers where the cool Mac guy always gets the better of the frumpy PC fellow.
When two college political leaders out in Iowa appeared on the Good Morning America screen today, I immediately suspected a set-up. I couldn't help but think that ABC had intentionally staged the political equivalent of the Mac ads, with the Dem as the Apple dude and the Republican cast as PC guy.
In the screencap, that's Atul Nakhasi, head of the U. of Iowa Dems, on the left and Greg Baker, Chairman of the U. of Iowa Republicans, on the right. Now, Nakhasi acquitted himself perfectly well, but as the segment unfolded it soon became clear that Baker was the star of this show.
View the video here, and enjoy Baker's good-humor and easy articulation.
Interviewed by ABC's Claire Shipman, Baker's cheerful very first line "it's beautiful living in Iowa" because of all the political and media attention, got things off to an upbeat start. Neither would endorse a particular candidate. Baker said there were five candidates he liked, jokingly adding that he'd probably end up voting for whichever one he saw last.
Greg Baker could go far. Let's hear it for GOP PC guy!