Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Seems like attributes of a 'perfect candidate' would include not repeatedly coming off as an out-of touch elitist tool. Like it or not (and I often don't), a candidate has to be likable, and people don't like candidate who seems like a douchebag. Bottom line is that the electoral college map looks terrible for him, the national polls are getting worse, and he's going to lose. Perfect candidates aren't supposed to lose.
I find him extremely likable. He's going to be a very successful president, but part of that will be the contrast with the guy he followed.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will