Twitter often takes and takes while giving very little. But yesterday that all changed. Yesterday, David Lynch dropped all of his Midwestern artist artifice and threw his hat into the ring of political endorsement. Yesterday, David Lynch tweeted his support for Bernie Sanders. And, maybe most importantly, he did it with a lot of exclamation points.
The man who made Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks and is unfortunately enthusiastic about Transcendental Meditation tweeted his support to his “Twtter friends,” which might seem out of character — if it weren’t for his 2012 endorsement of Obama. In fact, when compared to that winning endorsement, this tweet rings as almost empty.
In 2012, Lynch wrote, “I am going to vote for re-electing President Obama. I have noticed something in Mitt Romney’s name, which I think speaks to what he is about. If you just rearrange a few letters, Romney becomes R MONEY.” Where are the conspiracies about Clinton? (NOT LINC(OLN))? Donald Trump? (PUNT-MAD LORD)? All Bernie gets are a few exclamation points and a “yay”? I mean, I guess it’s better than nothing, but it ain’t better than saying “I believe he would like to get his Mitts on R Money.”
The most important question, though, is whether or not Lynch will give Bernie hair advice. Because Bernie needs it, and Lynch can give it. Either way, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the polls to see if this really impacts Bernie’s chances at the nomination.