This is a true innovative way of making a political statement, i would like to apologize in advanced if anyone finds it inappropriate in any way. Since this is a digital history class i would like to point out the idea and production of the clip rather than the actual content. In my opinion this is a work of comical art. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE&w=600&h=366]

lyrics by Hugh Atkin
Can I have your attention please.
Can I have your attention please.
Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
I repeat. Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
We’re gonna have a problem here.
Y’all act like you haven’t seen a Mormon before.
Jaws down on the floor.
I’m not concerned about the very poor.
Got it wrong. Sorry. That’s not what I meant.
I want every American to be in the top one percent.
I’m really named Willard. That’s my first name.
I’m not looking for a colony on the moon. Just for someone to blame.
I like being able to fire people.
“I’m Newt Gingrich.” You’re fired.
“I’m Rick Santorum and I’m….” Fired
Boom. Boom. Boom.
“Conservative women love Mitt Romney.” And I love cars and I love lakes.
I’m running or office for Pete’s sake.
With regards to abortion. Pro-life? Pro-choice?
I firmly believe in my own singing voice.

For purple mountains’ majesty, above the fruited plain.
“Where were we at John?”

Uh… with regards to abortion… uh….
You can choose your own adventure.
It’s a Republican dementia.
And I’m more concerned about the banks: they’re unable to lend.
Corporations are people my friend.
My dog is on the roof. My dog is on the roof.
Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?
Understand I’m an exception. The Obama contraception.
Not a vulture, I’m an eagle.
Look I’m gonna get my lawn cut by illegals.
There will be an influx. Hispanic voters in trucks.
Look, if you don’t believe, I’ll tell you what, ten thousand bucks?
Well, I made a lot of money matter of factually.
I drive a couple of Cadillacs actually.
I have emotion and passion. That’s a joke for the record.
But if you want the soul of America restored,
Come on board. Take your fair share and every
Mormon wave your underwear.
Sing the chorus, papa bear.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

270 to Win! [entry-title]



This screenshot of a map comes from the political forecast website 270 to Win.
While the map that I’ve included strongly presents the proposed electoral votes for each candidate in the upcoming Presidential election, the most powerful tool within the website is its option to filter through past years election, as well as a host of other interesting map options. The website provides a comprehensive look at the elections now, and past, by utilizing simple graphics which display a world of multi-dimensional data.


History 3460: Digital History

Group Name: Instigator

Group members: Robert Sorenson, Jordan Smith, Felipe Francois

Archiving History Digitally


There are a few questions that our group, Instigators, seeks to find answers to on the current presidential election. How much influence do the debates between candidates affect and change the outcome of the polls coming closer to the election?  How much influence do the debates affect who actually wins the elections? Have any previous elections been decided solely on debate performance?

Although we have considered the actual debates as a guide for our research questions we don’t actually know the scope to which we should go about answering our questions. Some of the outlets we are considering for our debate feedback are CNN (they display a meter for a cohort of undecided voters during the live debates to depict their feelings toward what each candidate is saying), Gallop, Fox, and the New York Times as well as other online sources.

Some obvious challenges we anticipate are with respect to collecting data. Such as getting access to recordings, transcripts and poll data of the debates. Choosing a single method of collaboration could also be a tough decision because it will be a basis for understanding what we each gather. Another problem is how to put the information together so it makes sense and reflects the actual debate. Lastly, keeping our own biases at bay so that we represent the facts as they appear.


  • United States Military
  • April 1968
  • Khe Sanh Vietnam
  • To show the resupplying mission for the US troops.
  • This document is a primary source because it’s an actual picture that was taken at the site giving a first hand account of the battle field.
  • I believe this United States Military is a reliable source, moreover, this picture speaks for it self because it is an actual photo.
  1. The picture begs the question what was the general mood of the troops in in Vietnam in April of 1968 in the front lines of the battle.
  2. Was the picture taken to shred light on the hardship and lack of supplies for the troops?
  3. Maybe it was meant to gain support for pulling troops from Vietnam.



Culturally the Vietnam War was a major issue for the candidates running during the 1968 presidential elections, particularly because of the war and the civil unrest of African American struggle to be treated fairly. Another issue was the racial issues facing African Americans serving in the military.  The Vietnam war marked the first American war to be integrated and the first time that African American were encouraged to join the service. It is said that although African Americans was allowed to serve in the military “they have sometimes faced almost as bitter a hostility from their fellow Americans as from the enemy.” War is never a good thing, however, one might ask if it wasn’t for the war, which helped to show up the racial problems and make it necessary to address them. Because it was in 1968 with increasing problems and frustration with lack of racial progress that led to race riots on military bases and ships that the services’ response in creating interracial councils and racial sensitivity training in the military. Readings such as the Military war achieves might be a good place to get some answers.


According to the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. “African Americans often did supply a disproportionate number of combat troops, a high percentage of whom had voluntarily enlisted. Although they made up less than 10 percent of American men in arms and about 13 percent of the U.S. population between 1961 and 1966, they accounted for almost 20 percent of all combat-related deaths in Vietnam during that period. In 1965 alone African Americans represented almost one-fourth of the Army’s killed in action. In 1968 African Americans, who made up roughly 12 percent of Army and Marine total strengths, frequently contributed half the men in front-line combat units, especially in rifle squads and fire teams.” In the 1968 Election Richard Nixon campaigned as an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) supporter and seek to align southern voters with his doctrine. However, Wallace a segregationist gained more of the southern support and eventually voters from Nixon.  Another question I would ask is what if Wallace had win the elections of 1968 what would life be like today?