Buzz Bissinger—author of Friday Night Lights and one-time Inky columnist—has decided that he’s going to vote for Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential election. A lifelong Democrat, Bissinger has written a lengthy explanation of his flip-flop for the The Daily Beast. You shouldn’t be surprised that last week’s debate played a factor in Bissinger’s decision.
Voting for a president is based on a combination of factual and emotional perception. The tipping point was last week’s debate in Denver. Romney finally did what he should have done all along instead of his balky cha cha with the old white men of the conservative Republican wing: he acted as the moderate he is, for the first time running as himself, not against himself, embracing his record as governor of Massachusetts.