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Kevin Wolf

I see your point on the differing definitions of likeability. Excellent contrast of Reagan and Bush II.

I'm concerned enough about politics and real policy to find Bush's supposed likeability completely beside the point. I don't like him or his policies. (Didn't like Reagan either.)

If likeability is all that important, let me tell you how I feel about Dubya: I can't stand to even look at him. Clear enough?

Rana

Kevin, I'm with ya (and with a whole lot of other people. I mean, I never particularly liked Reagan, but this guy... it's a whole new level of actual, visceral loathing -- and it's been that way from day one.)

Great post, Lance! This part, especially, is pure gold:

What Rove forgot to take into account was that he himself was warped.

What he found likeable was probably not going to be the same things that most normal people liked.

mac macgillicuddy

I never liked Reagan, neither. I didn't trust him, and I didn't like him. Nope.

denisdekat

Desperation indeed...

This comment by Rove is similar to Cheney's "last throes" (seriously chronic wishful thinking)...

harry near indy

another solid post, lance. thank you and congratulations.

Susie from Philly

Wonderful post, Lance.

Phoenician in a time of Romans

Turns out that people like or don't like a President because of what he's doing on the job.

But people liked Clinton despite him getting his weenie sucked in the Office.

Could it be that the American people care more about how well the country is being run than about sex when it comes to Presidents? Could they be more, well, *mature* than the press?

Matt

Tremendous post, Lance. You are very likeable.

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