I bet Ryan Gosling was the last person Paul Ryan thought he had to worry about in his quest to Vice Presidential victory, but alas, he does. Because all dudes need to worry about Ryan Gosling. During a recent Ryan rally in Colorado (a Paul Ryan rally), a banner flew above that read: "Hey Girl, Choose Me, Lose Choice." This of course in reference to the "Hey Girl" Feminist Ryan Gosling memes -- and in reference to Paul Ryan's stance on abortion. Aggressive? Perhaps. But, really, can anyone oppose anything having to do with Ryan Gosling?
Rightfully, in the eyes of most women, Ryan Gosling can't -- doesn't -- do any wrong. He isn't just a good actor who also happens to be incredibly fun to look at, he breaks up street fights, he saves women from speeding cars, and he says things like, "It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self." I mean ... he's pretty much perfect. You want Ryan Gosling on your team during a campaign. You always want Ryan Gosling on your team. You don't want him -- indirectly -- reminding female voters that he's a feminist, and you're ... not. I think when given the choice (not that choice), women will always choose Ryan Gosling over Paul Ryan.
It isn't an easy time for politicians. I totally get that. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, you're going to get memed. Obama's been memed. Romney's been memed. Most people in Washington have been memed. It's 2012, and that's how things work. I didn't make the rules. It's just how it is. But this "Paul Ryan Gosling" political meme, as it's being referred to, just might take the cake. Maybe just because it has to do with Ryan Gosling.
Would you choose Ryan Gosling over Paul Ryan?
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