If only the 2012 election had been decided by a dance-off, Mitt Romney might have prevailed. Over the weekend, the former presidential candidate showed off his slick moves at a conference for young single adults in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In front of a crowd with popular artist Alex Boye, Romney did a brief Psy impression by dancing across the stage "Gangnam Style," with his hand on his hip, causing the Arizona State University crowd to erupt with applause.
The Deseret News reported that Romney spoke about overcoming obstacles, seeing success through God's eyes and the power of obstacles, which included his own presidential bid.
Via the Deseret News:
"A presidential campaign is an obstacle, he said. “It is a challenge. But it is also a terrific experience.”
That, he said, is the paradox of obstacles. “You pray not to have them. They are frightening. They are daunting. And yet they are some of the best experiences of your life.”
Romney is hardly the first high profile politician to dance for the masses. In 2007, President George W. Bush danced with musicians in an effort to raise awareness of malaria. Note Bush's expert use of jazz hands. Those are next-level moves, kids.
And then there was Karl Rove's attempt to rap as "M.C. Rove" at the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner.
Warning: What you are about to see cannot be unseen.
Lest you think awkward dancing is a conservatives-only affliction, we give you Hillary Clinton.
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