I didn't notice the Ned Flanders similarity that several readers have stated they see in him.
He was referring in part to the squirrely persona that emanates from Flanders, not so much in his real word choice or the tone of his voice but in his excessive use of non-word suffixes ("-diddly", "-doodly", etc), which Romney doesn't share. But how dissimilar are they? Steve also writes:
Romney looks like he's, what, 48? But it says on Wikipedia that he'll be 61 in six weeks.
In "Viva Ned Flanders" the putatively forty-something Flanders is revealed to actually be sixty. He's maintained his youthful appearance through "clean-living". Well, Romney doesn't smoke or drink.
Both men have given birthed only sons, a sure sign of God's favor! Both men are faithfully devoted to their wives (the inconvenient Simpsons' episode in reference excepted!) and children. And both men seem too Good to be true.
They even look similar (if only Flanders would ditch the old pushbroom)...