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Can Obama Win It on Likability?

Danielle24 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 7:51 AM
Exactly my thoughts! Perhaps the people who see him as likeable are really afraid to say otherwise because they don't want to be perceived as racist. WHO CARES?!! Only the lazy, dependent, ignorant dopes will vote for this disaster of a president. We got fooled in 2008, but if we repeat the mistake in 2012, we deserve what we get. Romney, like him or not, is our only hope in this elections.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST

Will Barack Obama’s innate likability turn out to be the decisive factor that keeps him in the White House?

Several polls suggest that the president’s biggest advantage over Mitt Romney involves the strong tendency of Americans to see him as more friendly, accessible, and personally appealing than his GOP challenger. Even with dark clouds surrounding the economy and highly energized, well-funded conservatives preparing to storm the seat of power, Obama strategists view Fortress Likability as the final, secure stronghold that will deliver them from all electoral dangers....