Saturday, December 07, 2002

Mickey's psyched tonight...

From his keyboard to the Economist's pages.

"On reflection, neither of these traits seem disqualifications: politics has always been a game for self-promoters, and Americans seem to like electing toffs. Mr Kerry's real "personality problem" is that he seems so cold and aloof. His brow is perpetually furrowed . He almost never smiles. To be fair, Abraham Lincoln made rather a good president without being able to smile. But in modern times Americans have tended to like their presidents to be able to grin a bit. Can the Democrats really afford to send a dour Massachusetts liberal to do battle with an affable Texan?"