I'm getting a bit tired of this:
Romney Policies May Trump Obama 'Likability'
I'm told that it's true that Barack Obama is considered - based on polls conducted by reputable pollsters - more "likable" than Mitt Romney. One can't argue with the polls. So I don't fault the narrative.
But I do find fault with those who were polled.
Let me ask you a question: If this aloof, inward, stone-faced guy is so likable, how is it we've never heard that he's ever had a friend?
Mentors, sure. Dope smokin' buddies back in high school, yeah.
But in adulthood, has he ever had an actual friend? A dude? A buddy?
I say the man isn't likable at all. He's distant. Cold. Unknowable. A man in a gray marble toga, as was once said about another president long ago (and to prove that "likability" isn't what it's cracked up to be all of a sudden, that aloof and reserved president was one of the best we've ever had).
Obama's likable? In truth, nobody knows enough about the guy to even make judgment.