Mitt Romney Is America’s Most Successful English Major

It’s hard being an English major: there is a widespread perception that you are wimpy, lacking real skill, a bore, doomed to a lifetime of financial struggle, crippled by insecurity, deluded into thinking you are the voice of your generation, and possibly covered in sores. Yours is the 7th-most useless major, as ranked by Newsweek, “as determined by science.” Even Garrison Keillor makes fun of you, bookworm!

But chin up, impractical majors: Mitt Romney is one of you. At an event at Otterbein University in Ohio Friday, the fabulously wealthy and obnoxiously well-adjusted Republican presidential nominee admitted he was an English major. He even revealed a little of the pompous English major inside, billing the event as a “guest lecture,” instead of an unpretentious campaign speech. Further, Romney told the college kids, “as an English major I can say this, as an English major your options are you better go to grad school,” Politico’s Ginger Gibson reports.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire blog.

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