posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 05:24 AM
Originally posted by WhiteOneActual
Win the media, win the nation.
Bingo, and it started with Kennedy. He was suave and confident on television while Nixon looked frumpy and uncomfortable by comparison. He won by a
narrow margin and it was the media that pushed him over the top.
Johnson had no chance with an unpopular war on his hands after his first elected term and he knew it so he chose not to run again. Nixon finally had
his shot. Johnson was that era's Bush Jr.
Carter was a media darling as well in a folksy, down home manner. It didn't hurt that Ford was portrayed as buffoonish by the newly popular SNL and
satirized in other media as well.
Ironically, Reagan was much the same when he ran against Carter, a familiar face who many people knew and trusted from years gone by and who can
forget "There you go again".
Bush Sr. rode Ronnie's coat tails to office. When he ran again, "Read my lips" came back to bite him in the posterior region.
Clinton had that smooth, confident Kennedy air about him as well and when he went up against Dole, Dole looked stiff and uncomfortable, much like
Nixon did against Kennedy.
Bush Jr's folksiness actually helped him against the robotic Al Gore and his lock box.
Kerry was portrayed as the flip flopper who ran partially on his service record, which was undermined by some.
Cool and hip Obama rides in and with the economic crash, he could have picked Howdy Doody as a running mate and won.