By that standard Washington would never have been President. Or more recently, how did the average Dem or independent identify with and vote for FDR or JFK. Very few Presidents are people who connect with the "common" folk. I guess JFK's touch football photo ops did the trick. The irony is he was so doped up for his bad back that the idea that he was a jock is laughable. Still can't figure out FDR. Oh yeah, the guy before him did a miserable job when faced with a bad economy. Wait, that can't be it or Obummer would be toast.