Daily Archives: April 4, 2015

Hillary Clinton: The art of faking sincerity

While I’m on the topic of a presidential candidate’s likeability, do you remember when then-Sen. Obama said “You’re likable enough, Hillary” on the campaign trail in 2008? The obvious point was that Hillary Clinton was more than a little out … Continue reading

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Does anyone actually like Ted Cruz (family and pets don’t count)?

Whatever else is true in elections, likeability counts for something. It may be possible to find successful presidential candidates who were perceived as somewhat nasty or unkind, Richard Nixon comes to mind, but it’s rare. Voters like to like their … Continue reading

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On the Hustings

Fox News Poll: “Walker jumps to top of GOP field, Clinton e-mails ‘bad judgement’” (Dana Blanton) Roll Call: “Two former House Democrats announce comeback bids” (Alexis Levinson) Tampa Bay Times: “Florida not a given for Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio” … Continue reading

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