Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
As many of you know I've been spending a fair amount of time trying to gain some insight as to why some Presidential candidates are catching the public's attention and others are not. I often get e-mails from people living in the candidate's home state that shed some light. At times I don't agree with the assessment but it all gets filed away for future reference.
John Edwards, however, is one who puzzles me. After seeing him on the Hardball College Tour - pre-announcement, something about him seemed different. For one thing he was being coy. I don't care for that in a candidate. That being said, there seemed more. He seemed smug. As if his previous run gave him an edge.
Well, he was only the Vice Presidential nominee; he did not resonate with the public and his team lost. He has spent the majority of his time since running for the 2008 prize. It is said he has practically lived in Iowa. I don't know what he's promising the Iowans but he has launched a huge effort to gain the union vote in Nevada. Two diverse populations. Can he be all things to all people??
But still there seemed more. I just couldn't put my finger on it. Until this week. It is a certain smugness. A certain vanity that bothers me. Almost cocky. We have one of those now! Oh, my.
I know image means a lot. John Edwards has a good one. He's nice looking and articulate. The jury is still out on what he has to offer. After seeing this video, however, I'm wondering if he has real substance that we didn't pick up on before or if it's no more than narcissistic image. "Images" do count no matter where they come from or how inconsequential they may seem.