Originally Posted by Piobaire
I'm honestly surprised anyone ever thought he had a strong personality. He's always struck me as tabula rasa and the mere vessel for his handlers.
He never seemed to have the strong personality but it also never seemed so blatant on this side of the boarder. Granted news is slanted depending upon where you live and he seemed to be riding a wave the first 3 years but in hindsight I can't think of any "A type" actions in his playbook. Might it been more of the correct person at the right time to split the vote and become the "vision" of the party for that specific election.
Then again I just reviewed the people that lost against Obama, they were so easy to forget and it's not shocking the votes went the way they did. McCain and Romney, it's almost like the party wanted to lose.