Helmut Newton’s famous portrait of David Lynch with Isabella Rossellini
Are you an undecided voter? Do you feel you haven’t properly gleaned the character and/or policies from either of our two presidential candidates? Do you ever just wish that the guy who directed Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Blue Velvet could offer you some super wacked-out political insight?
Well, you’re in luck! Last Thursday, director and doe-eyed brunette enthusiast David Lynch gave Obama his endorsement on the unaffiliated pro-Obama blog, 90 Days, 90 Reasons. On a site of celebrity endorsements, some intelligent, some impassioned, and some that are just funny, Lynch’s testimonial stands out as a singularly earnest declaration in anagrams.
Dear Americans, Republicans, and Democrats Alike,
I am going to vote for re-electing President Obama. I have noticed something in Mitt Romney’s name, which I think speaks to what he is about. If you just rearrange a few letters, Romney becomes R MONEY. I believe Mitt Romney wants to get his Mitts on R Money. He would like to get it and divide it up with his friends, the Big Money Bunch.
I believe he would like to get his Mitts on R Money, R Resources, R Freedoms, and R American Dream. I do not trust Mitt Romney to look after the best interests of 99% of Americans. I think electing Mitt Romney would be a catastrophe for our country—one which would be real difficult to straighten out later. Please do not let Mitt Romney get his Mitts on R Money or R United States of America.
Los Angeles, California
It’s kind of a relief, actually. There have always been rumors floating around that Lynch was a Reaganite Republican, but I think his rhetoric about the 99% quashes them pretty effectively. It’s sincere, yet removed, and avant-garde in its mundanity—Lynchian elegance at its finest, and another great artist against oligarchy.