Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mike Damone from "Fast Times" weighs in on Romney's "Five point plan"

Watching Mitt Romney repeatedly referencing his "Five point plan" about rebuilding the economy during Tuesday's Presidential debate, we couldn't help but think about the ticket-scalping smooth-talker Mike Damone from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and his patented "Five point plan" about women.

Mike Damone from "Fast Times" weighs in on Romney's "Five point plan"

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Watching Mitt Romney repeatedly referencing his "Five point plan" about rebuilding the economy during Tuesday's Presidential debate, we couldn't help but think about the ticket-scalping smooth-talker Mike Damone from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and his patented "Five point plan" about women.

We reached out to actor Robert Romanus, who played Damone in the classic movie, and whom we interviewed a couple years back while he was in the area shooting Eric Moyer's "A Halfway House Christmas," to see what he thought of Romney's plan.

Romanus said he likes to keep his own personal politics to himself, but he did go into character as Damone to provide his thoughts on the matter.

"Mitt's my main man. I too have a 'binder full of women," only I call mine a little black book, but they are the cream of the crop," Damone told us through Romanus, who just shot an episode of the show "Legit," and who has a film "Route 30 Too" on the festival circuit.

"Not only did I suggest he use my famous phrase, five point plan, I helped him craft it. As far as these debates go, my advice to him was short and sweet. "Act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. Isn't this great?"

Romanus, whose band Poppa's Kitchen just released its 7th CD, continued as Damone: "I also mentioned to him about using side 1 of Led Zeppelin IV on the campaign trail. It helps to confuse the hippies and it works good with the chicks. He could use a little help there, I told him at least pretend to have some respect for women," wrote Damone through Romanus, who is also about to open a small espresso bar in North Hollywood.

For those of you who need a refresher course in Damone's advice, here it is...

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