How Cool Is Obama?
I had to laugh at this claim
And that could be an issue in a nation where seven of the last eight presidential elections have been won by the candidate widely perceived as cooler, more likable, more popular: Reagan, Reagan, Clinton, Clinton, Bush (arguably primarily for these reasons), Bush, and Obama. (I consider the 1988 election a draw in terms of uncoolness.)
Let's think about this for a second. Who's more likely to be cool, the guy who finished sixth from the bottom of his class at Annapolis, or the guy who was the president of Harvard Law Review? Who's more likely to be cool, a fighter jet pilot or a "community organizer"? Who's more likely to be cool, the guy who married the daughter of the local beer distributor, or the guy who married a lawyer?
Heck, I didn't vote for the guy, but one of the things I found endearing in him was that he acknowledged his geekiness. Remember this photo of him?
Now that's some major geekage there. And that's okay; a forty-something dad out for a ride with his family (that metal contraption at the back was attached to his daughter's bike) is not supposed to be cool.
Labels: Barack Obama, John McCain