This week, Atlantic Magazine ran a story on Rick Perry, Manly Man — a piece exploring how Perry is known to emphasize his manliness — both physically and verbally. The magazine considers how well the macho image will play across the political spectrum. However, that may be the least of the problems for the Perry camp. Word has now reached our shores of the selection of the Scots, not the Americans, as the world’s most manly specimens. Now, I take nothing from the Scots. It takes a lot of guts to wear kilts in a cold, wet climate. However, the world’s manliest? Followed close by the English? I fully expect this to become a major issue in the presidential election: the manliest gap.
I’ll give you William Wallace but Mel Gibson cut a slightly more buff image than the original. Yet, it appears that some Scot yelling “Hey! Mukker!” while supporting a sporran remains the Siren call for women around the world.
In the poll, Australian men came in second and the English came in third. Russia came in fourth — no doubt influenced by Putin’s campaign to become an action figure doll. American men were at the bottom of the list. Putin appears to be viewed as more manly than Perry.
Source: Daily Record