“A bromance or ‘man-crush’ is a close but non-sexual relationship between two men, a form of homosocial intimacy. “–Wikipedia
Check out Gabriel Sherman’s essay “The Courtship: The Story Behind the Obama-Brooks Bromance” on The New Republic website. Brooks is a conservative columnist that even liberals can love. Though he is often critical of the Obama administration, he seems to have fallen head-over-heels for a president who can go toe to toe with him on the intricacies of political philosophy.
Sherman does not mention this in his article, but you may remember that Brooks was the first reporter to call attention to Obama’s fascination with Reinhold Niebuhr. (Brooks and E.J. Dionne recently discussed Obama and Niebuhr with Krista Tippett, the host of American Public Media’s “Speaking of Faith.”). Though Niebuhr would not have recognized the term “bromance,” he was clearly the cupid who brought the columnist and the president together.