posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 01:40 PM
Is "chemistry" in the team that will run the nation important?
This was a very interesting story I came across and I wanted to see how other people are seeing the chemistry between the two top "teams".
Obama and Biden Chemistry
After 19 months of campaigning as the sole focus of attention, the moment was a telling one for Obama, who is learning to share the spotlight—for
better and for worse—with a man whose personality is almost polar opposite of his own.
Historians like to say that chemistry between a candidate and his running mate is of little importance - ultimately the public is electing the
nominee, not his sidekick. Certainly recent history is littered with successful tickets that were not exactly in love with one another: Ronald Reagan
and George H. W. Bush, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson come to mind. But the last two vice
presidents, Gore and Cheney, have changed the way the public views the office by elevating the importance of the role — and, in the process, of the
rapport between the two highest office holders in the land.
Since Obama chose Biden, I have marveled at the wonderful chemistry between the two. They are comfortable having their arms around each other and
waving to the crowd... they just seem to genuinely like each other and have the most wonderful chemistry.
I don't have an article about the McCain/Palin chemistry, but when I've seen them together, they seem totally uncomfortable, as if they don't fit
together. I don't know if this will improve as they get to know each other or not.
But my thought is that I wonder if the chemistry may subconsciously affect people's approval and feelings of support about them in the coming couple
What are your thoughts on this?