If you look at a list of the domestic achievements and think about the seriousness and tenacity with which they pursued these goals - they seem markedly a cut above all those who've followed.is it fair what people say about blair and clinton getting an easy ride cos the world economy was cruising?
1mins 30secs to 2mins 20secs-ishone of Clinton's characteristics (if that's the right word) was his enduring high poll numbers to the question of "cares about people like me". through scandal and GOP attack, he knew how to play the empathy card, "I feel your pain" went a long way. might have been legit. then again, there are many reasons why he was known as "slick willie". I only know Blair from a far distance but never had the sense the masses over there felt he particularly "cared about people like me".
I prefer blinky-eyed, tick-faced, magus plsIt's good that we have the whole range of opinion from the out and out hero worship of my good friends craner and Barty, to wild eyed denunciations and demonisation from washyourhands with Danny offering measured praise and Padraig measured criticism. Covering all bases. I've heard the name Atlee but I don't know who he was. Likewise I've seen the name Skirpal but again, don't know who he was. Politics forum.
UK politics is far less based on the personal charisma of the candidate than the U.S.I only know Blair from a far distance but never had the sense the masses over there felt he particularly "cared about people like me".
yup, absolutely. going on Arsenio Hall's talkshow in dark sunglasses and playing sax, leveraging the whole Blues Brothers vibe (countdown until Version posts the YT clip...), connecting with both white and black audiences.as far as the legitimacy of Clinton's empathy, I'd guess like most things about him it's complicated
clearly he has a great ability to make people feel like he cares about them and their problems
I'd guess some of it's innate, but at least some of it is having grown up in tougher circumstances than most presidential candidates, and having to claw his way up a bit