Monday 21 August 2017

#226 But can he dance?

Clinton created more jobs than any other president... and pulled a 22 year old intern. Bush made the world giggle with his misexcommunicationalisms. Obama was black. Trump is a two year old. That's why I'm optimistic that Mike Pence wouldn't last long in the Oval Office. He's too boring.

It's the exact same reason Hillary wasn't successful. She wasn't charming, funny or provocative enough. She wasn't likeable. Donald Trump is deplorable but he's also kinda likeable.

Without agreeing or disagreeing with anything that comes out of the president's mouth, I can quite happily watch him give a speech without falling asleep. In fact, I love the way he talks.

Is it possible the nation would enjoy having Pence at the helm if he conducted himself in a more modest and measured way? Perhaps. Theoretically, a lot of people are hankering for a more grounded attitude but does it matter?

The most interesting personality sells the papers and whether they're naughty or nice doesn't matter because there's no such thing as bad press. Then they end up winning. It's hard to deny that happened at least a little bit in the last election. Would you let that happen again? Maybe not but I don't know.

I don't know if the Netflix generation would tolerate a president that didn't keep them on the edge of their seats. I don't know if the MTV generation would remain swayed so far to the right for anything less than a punk. I don't even know if the baby boomers would find enough charm in Mike Pence to convince themselves that he was a suitable leader.

The American public might fancy a new president but they won't tolerate a boring one. They're still addicted to stimulating debates and amusing headlines. If Pence won't fill that void, another candidate will.


Running on empty said...

It's the most boring , upright public men who have the biggest secrets hidden away.

Running on empty said...

Copied from Hot Topics forum, ROFL

rhoder551 zone 9b-10
Donald is such an egomaniac, I'm waiting for him to take credit for the eclipse.....

Profound Familiarity said...

Quite possibly.

Profound Familiarity said...

President Trump commented "We've created billions and billions of solar eclipses. I created an eclipse just this morning with a guy I know, a very great guy. Very respectable guy. They say I haven't created eclipses, I've created billions of eclipses and the thing that bothers me, it's not the lies because they're terrible, terrible lies. They're so terrible that it doesn't bother me but what I really hate is when they bring the eclipses into this. They can say what they want about me quite frankly and they already do, believe me but don't bring the eclipses into this. They deserve better and the American people deserve much much better".