On Being Presidential

Critics of Pres. Trump should consider what Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, Blink, calls the Warren Harding Effect.  Warren Harding was an exceedingly presidential man: tall, handsome, soft spoken except in speeches, always saying the right thing, especially to the ladies.  He was elected because of such qualities.  Yet, today, he is considered by many to have been our worst president.  It’s true, in fairness to him, that verdict might have been changed had he had more than two years to make his impression, but he died of a stroke.  So much for being presidential.

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