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Choctaw
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?

this is the problem with this country.


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ScoopAndScore
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
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Obama is the nerdiest nerd of all-time, yet he walks and talks like he owns the place.

That is one area that Obama is very good in. Republicans... or politicians in general can learn a thing or two by watching the mannerisms of movie star-types. Like Denzel Washington.


Pretty spot on post IMO. He's nothing more than a decent actor. Apparently, that's what Americans want as a President now.


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Mike da Tigah
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
Is that really what is needed, a candidate with swagger, and if so, could it not be said that all hope is already lost?

I mean, if all that is needed is that, why not just go find a zig ziglar or Dale Carnegie master and let them have at it?

I understand that people feel they need to be inspired from the office of the president, but people on the left are being inspired already, and where are we at right now? Maybe what we really need is effectual leadership, fiscal responsibility, and.a plan for this country's present and future credibility rather than a really polished public speaker. Maybe what we really need is somebody who understands basic fricking economics rather than someone who is a polished bull shite artist to tug at people's hearts.





FairhopeTider
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Point Clear, Alabama
Member since May 2012
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
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Maybe what we really need is somebody who understands basic fricking economics rather than someone who is a polished bull shite artist to tug at people's hearts.


That was Mitt Romney. However, with today's 24/7 news cycle and influence of pop culture, simply having someone who knows everything isn't going to cut it. If the GOP continues to nominate policy experts like McCain or Romney, they'll lose every election. Sadly, that's just the nature of the beast. Its not about your credentials, its about communication and PR. The Dems kill the Republicans in this regard.

The GOP needs someone savvy enough to cut through the noise and effectively communicate that the GOP/conservative message isn't exclusive to rich white people or ultra-conservatives. We've got to get our foot in the door first before it becomes a permanent minority party.


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lsu13lsu
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
Could it be that Democrats have no problem lying to the American people? So, they can confidently say anything. Republicans claim to be more religious so maybe it is not easy for them to lie. Let's face it they are all lying so which group can do it confidently better has to be the group with less of a conscious.

Just a thought.


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cajunangelle
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?


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CAT
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Member since Aug 2006
5694 posts

re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
It's been mentioned here but it's charisma. Whoever said swag I think meant charisma as we know it. It's why people with less qualifications get a job after an interview over someone more qualified. No big shocker here. With media now, a candidate must have that "it" that draws people to him/her. The days of just substance from an old man isn't going to cut it. It sucks but it's reality.

Many books on the subject with authors like Olivia Fox Cabane and Nicholas Boothman.


FairhopeTider
Alabama Fan
Point Clear, Alabama
Member since May 2012
5612 posts

re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
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With media now, a candidate must have that "it" that draws people to him/her. The days of just substance from an old man isn't going to cut it. It sucks but it's reality.


Bingo.



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Nuts4LSU
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Washington, DC
Member since Oct 2003
19481 posts

re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
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24 hours after Chris Dorner was linked with the killings in LA, his former college football coach was interviewed by the national media. How many of Obama's former professors or classmates were interviewed DURING his campaign for President?


You are seriously making this comparison?

If Dorner had a staff devoted solely to media relations, were himself traveling around the country giving speeches and answering questions from the media, making daily (if not hourly) press releases available to the media, had an entourage of them traveling with him wherever he went, and were generally as visible and available as Obama (or any candidate) was in a presidential election, do you seriously think they would have had to try to look up his old football coach? Or that they would have bothered?


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PrimeTime Money
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Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
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re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
Charisma... sure. That's another word for it.

The more charismatic candidate almost always wins. Obama took the charisma to the next level... like a movie star.

Take Marco Rubio yesterday giving his response to the SOTU. He looked nervous and especially awkward when taking that drink of water.

A person with charisma could have hidden his nervousness and taken a drink without looking awkward while doing it.

Judging Rubio on that moment is silly, but people do it. Constantly. People are always observing body language even if only on a subconscious level. Looking nervous and awkward does not project calm and confidence... things people desire in a leader.


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NHTIGER
LSU Fan
Central New Hampshire
Member since Nov 2003
13151 posts

re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
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Denzel Washington is one of the coolest people I can think of by the way he acts.



JBM210
Member since Dec 2010
1608 posts

re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
Again you cant beat Santa Claus. It's only gonna get worse. The next Dem candidate will follow Obama's game plan and we are scewred.


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PrimeTime Money
USA Fan
Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
12239 posts

re: When are the Republicans going to get a candidate with swagger / confidence?
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Denzel Washington is one of the coolest people I can think of by the way he acts.
I'm not talking about his "acting", if that's what you mean.

I'm talking about how he comes across in interviews.


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