AMERICAblog notes that a recent poll found that not only is Mitt Romney less popular than Obama, he is also less popular than George W. Bush.
This is what I mean when I talk about charisma. I mean, I like Bush better than Romney. I don’t know why. Bush seems like a more easy-going guy, I guess. There’s no logical reason for it; I’ve never met either of them. And say what you want about Romney, but he does not have a proven track record anything like Bush’s. Romney didn’t preside over the beginning of one of the worst recessions in history. Romney didn’t declare major combat operations had ended in a highly controversial military operation that would continue for another eight and a half years. It’s totally irrational.
Seriously, Bush became a two-term President almost entirely because of his mysterious ability to seem more likeable than other guys.