Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If you're voting for Hillary Clinton because you want a president who's an average Joe you can have a beer with, you need to have your head examined.
That being said, I do think audience reaction to the phenomenon of national politicians coming to a certain region and hanging out in the local diner or partaking of regional fare needs to be reexamined. When people from Brooklyn see John McCain try to fold a slice of New York style pizza, or Pennsylvanians see Hillary Clinton take a shot of Crown Royal, or Benders see Barack Obama order food at the Sunrise Cafe, are they really thinking "wow, he/she really is one of us!"?
I think not.