Ann Romney is a big fan of Modern Family — but it seems like her husband’s more of a Friday Night Lights kind of guy. The former governor of Massachusetts quoted the TV series’ Coach Taylor in a speech today, though he didn’t single out Kyle Chandler’s character by name.
After telling an audience about a cancer-stricken boy named David Oparowski, Romney slipped in the money quote: “I saw some years later a phrase that seemed to capture my memory of David Oparowski: Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.” (On the show, the “hearts” were generally plural.)
And Romney didn’t stop there: “This is something that we share in this country,” he continued. “Men and women of clear eyes, full hearts, and America can’t lose.” Check out the video below:
FNL executive producers Jason Katims and Peter Berg, who also directed the feature film version of Friday Night Lights, did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. But for what it’s worth, Berg’s cousin Buzz Bissinger — author of Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream — wrote a piece yesterday explaining why he plans to vote for Romney, even though he supported Obama in 2008.