Naturally, there are several factors in our decision making process when we go to vote. We look at a candidate's voting record, their philosophy on a host of topics and sometimes even who is financially backing them. However, what about a candidate's looks or habits? Many people complain about Hilary Clinton's hair and pant suits. People were bothered by Mitt Romney's stiff body posture. Others make comments about Chris Christie's weight. For me,(yes, I'm being superficial) Marco Rubio constantly licking his lips reminds me of a lizard or serpent. Am I being shallow in my thinking?
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Thank you for the video link. I picked 100% of those elected. First impressions really do make a difference.
Very interesting video clip! I guess politics is not for the "butt ugly" types! LOL! I also noticed those who were comfortable smiling seemed to win more often than those who appeared to "force" their smiles.
Your points are all valid and I remember "Tricky Dickie" sweating like a prisoner being interrogated. Personally, I know within a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds, if I like someone or not. My gut usually doesn't let me down.
You're right about the money in politics and it is obscene. I usually know in a matter of seconds or minutes whether I have a good feeling or not when first meeting someone. That applies to candidates, as well.
Cruz reminds me of the old salesman, hawking elixirs of snake oil from his horse drawn wagon. Then we had Sarah Palin who has a voice like the sound of nails down a chalkboard.
Sorry I missed the Hub you are referring to. Subconsciously we may be making judgments about others without even realizing it.
I did gasp regarding you not voting. A complacent society is one destined for doom. I hope you reconsider your position and go to the polls.
I agree Dennis, while I grow weary of voting for the "lesser of evils" not voting is not an option. We have a duty to participate in society and apathetic people are how crooked govts. take hold as we have witnessed in the past few decades.
Although I vote I understand those who have voter apathy. Some are frustrated because "their person" never wins. However if the loser garners enough votes regarding a particular issue it can lead the winner to address it.
A landslide doesn't.
I understand what you mean on the importance but to me it seems like even the president in running with the best of intentions do not have the final say,so I don't see a lot of difference between candidates.
I understand what you are saying, I still believe voting is the most important right we have and exercise in this country. I vote for school board members, town, county, state and federal elections. I feel I am honoring a veteran in doing so.
Is it just Hilary's pantsuits that make you think of communist and dictatorship leaders or does that apply to all women in pantsuits? So, I guess a dress would make everything better.
Dennis Page, you're trying to run the old liberal trick of playing the "sexist card" on me. But anyway, H. C. is a communist, regardless of what she wears. And you know as well as I do the reason why she always wears pants suits; her elephant legs
Your response is repulsive and sexist.
Dennis, those are the typical kinds of responses you get from those who parrot right wing talking points without any actual knowledge. Are you surprised really? I wasn't :) I think this kind of ignorance is just getting started sadly.
Unfortunately, I'm not surprised. People of his ilk bring down the entire nation on the world stage. Others look at the blind hatred and disrespect here and shake their heads in bewilderment.
Sander, Page, it is because of liberals like the two of you, and liberalism in general, that "my people" (blacks) are suffering so many disproportionate social and economic problems. Ever since the 1950s, liberalism has been destroying black society.
Love the "victim mentality" blaming liberals. I see more liberals pushing back against police brutality and obvious racism in current society, but ok, it's our fault. whatever.
Sander, it is because of you liberals that much of America, especially blacks, has a "victim mentality." Also, I and other "thinking blacks" could not care less about liberals' current straw men, police brutality of blacks and "unchecked racism."
Wow! just - wow.... nothing else to say to that lack of logic, but wow...
Yeah, Sander, you will NEVER understand, 'cause it's a black thang.
I neither have the time nor the inclination to go through semantics of views with you. I'm just as entrenched in my thinking as you. Of course, you probably want to argue about that too. You must have loved Bush drawing a line in the sand. -ugh-
And you must love the fact that Democratic president, Harry Truman, gave the order for two powerful nuclear bombs to be dropped on thousands of innocent "people of color."
Bullying those with dissenting views is typical behavior with members of the Greed Over People Party (GOP). You feel a need to have the last word so go ahead and leave your boorish response because I'm done with you.
feenix, some of us wish that UR kind would leave the past in the past, where it belongs. Today is a different world and IMHO I don't cae if you are purple with pink polka dots. Ur ignorance shows in UR words, not ur color of skin.
Debra Allen, when it comes to cruel and inhumane treatment of vast numbers of people -- such as the mass enslavement of blacks, the nuclear attacks against Japanese civilians and the Holocaust -- there are no statutes of limitation. "NEVER FORGET."
NEVER let others grow up? hmmm how's that working for ya?
Debra Allen, based on your logic G.W. Bush haters should stop talking about all of the "waterboarding" that took place during his watch. But no, that is not going to happen because liberals play the game based on selective and self-serving rules.
Ok, I am also done with your prejudice of peoples you have no die what the hel* you are talking about. I am ME, nothing else What you call me is what you see in teh mirror. Nig04 is not a color, it is an attitude. Have a nice Day!