Of course likeability matters. What I want to know is, what's to like about a mendacious grifter who smiles and reads a teleprompter really well?
As to likeability, I like a President with guts, confidence, who puts America and Americans first in all things in the human sphere, and who shows basic competence. I dislike anyone who doesn't fit that description.
It's just that easy.
Correct me if I am wrong, but was not Stanley Ann Dunham of caucasian decent. That would make Obama just as much white as he is black. Referring to him as the first black president is a misnomer and is done out of expediency. How is it he is automatically black rather than automatically white? Allen West, if elected to the oval office would be the first "black" president IMHO.
There ws nothing "white" about his mother but her skin color. She was anti-white and anti-American. She never met a third world revolutionary radical that she didn't love. And when Soetoro decided to take a job with an American oil company in Indonesia to improve his new family's life, she wouldn't have anything to do with his new coworkers and was so disgusted she left him. Then dumped her kid on her parents so she could go out and find another third worlder to marry. The mother was worse than the father!
My comment was addressing the issue of genetics, not ideology. I was among the first to see the film. My eyes have been privy to Obama and his background going back to 2004, so very little of what 2016 offered was news to me. It sounds as though you are a Johnny Come Lately to this party. At any rate, better late than never...welcome aboard!
My attempt at humor:
Allen West should seek public confirmation of this from Herman cain.
Herman can provide a unique background (black former CEO of Pizza Hut)
that this is not the way to provide service.
Perhaps, Cathy of Chick-fil-a can toss in a few words.
Good for Allen West. Obama is making the American people eat that crap and anyone who believes Obama and votes for him is a complete idiot.
I never got this whole "likability" thing anyway. I don't like him, and I'm a pretty good judge of character.
You obviously do get the whole "likability" thing...... as you finished your sentence supporting character judgment. And you are not wrong whatsoever.
Likable folks tend to be of such character a person feels safe around. Trust with their family and security.
GWB and Reagan are two such examples.
Contrast that with the craft of professional lying practiced by Obama and the Clintons.
Ditto. Obama's got a million dollar smile...but that and 25 cents won't get us a ride on the subway. I don't want someone likeable...I want someone smart, experienced, tough and COMPETENT! Someone our allies will respect and our enemies will fear. Mitt's even too nice for my taste. I know he's a very nice man. And I'm sure Allen West is very nice too...but Allen West has more of the personality I like in a Commander in Chief. Someone who is tough and plainspoken and doesn't take any crap sandwiches from anyone! Though we have been seeing more toughness from Mitt lately..and that's good.
I think he's changed his pseech writes. When it comes to policy, romney and odumbo are not that far apart. Both are anti 2nd Amendment and have never met a gun control law they didn't like and happily signed. The difference is in their business smarts. romney is a great capitalist businessman while marxist odumbo believes the government should be the one owning and running all businesses.
The myth of Obama's likability. The media thinks if they say it enough, it makes it true. The only people who think Obama is likeable are people who haven't looked hard enough, or who actually like arrogant, dictotorial Marxists.
Likability?? I don't want to have a beer with the next president. I want him to get us out of the s***hole we're in. James Carville said it the best when referring to the BP oil spill, 'We're About to Die Down Here!'
Question is ,, when is FOX News ,, start countering all these LIES ,, pointing them out ,, and shaming the Old Media with going along with NOT reporting on them ?
If you all don't think ,, WE The People ,, are Not taking notes ,, then you are all FOOLS .
It's both. We need SMART regulations, not MORE regulations, most of which are currently nonsensical and highly unhelpful. AND we need regulators who do their job...which we don't have all across the Governmental board.
The laws and the regulations are enforced according to how the person living in the WH wants them enforced. If the guy in the WH doesn't like the laws, he simply writes an "Executive" order. That power needs to be revoked. odumbo has proved that in the hands of an anti-American marxist it can be used to allow an elected official to become a dictator.
Actually it is about the regulatory policies. They are authored by the labor union bosses, the mofohamids, the marxists, La Raza appointees, and the Agenda 21 Global Warming Greeniewankers. We need several Departments to get their pink slips and eviction notices from their offices.
I would love to see romney close the Federal Department of UnEducation, the Department of NoEnergy, and the EPA and return those powers to the states. If you look at the performance results, the states did a MUCH better job at handling those functions than the feds ever have and at about a tenth the cost.
While I love me some gun and religion clingin', numbers master and economic genius Paul Ryan, THIS man was my choice for VP. Not that Romney disappointed me in any way chosing Ryan.
That said, Romney will be my favorite conservative super-hero if he makes Lt. Col. Allen West his Secretary of Defense and John Bolton his Secretary of State. I truly believe that would be orgasm-inducing.
And it would make Libs' heads explode.
That right there is reason enough. :)
I have often wished for both of them in the cabinet too. I used to vote for Bolton in some of the earliest online polls.
You made the same picks that I have hoped to see in the Romney cabinet. While we can choose House members we cannot raid the Senate until we get a filibuster proof majority and so West could indeed be chosen.
I cannot say often enough how much I love this guy! He's got the backbone to speak the truth, back it up with facts, and never backs down!
Allen West was asked to speak at a conference that Debbie ShitForBrains was also speaking at. Col. West spoke after ShitForBrains spouted her party line BS. Col. West then, off the cuff (instead of giving his prepared speech), gave the lie to everything ShitForBrains had said and had the facts and numbers to back it up. It was awesome! I became an Allen West 2012 fan right then. Guess I'll have to wait for 2016. Romney is a socialist and Ryan is a rino, but both are better than the current marxist , anti-American, wannabe dictator we currently have living in our WH. I'm hoping that romney will name him our Secretary of State. I doubt very much if anyone could get him to deliver 900 million dollars to the PLO (aka hammas) like broomhilda clinton did. He'd be on the air telling every American who would listen what was going on.
Oh yeah, he's handed that hag her backside many times! I've been a HUGE Allen West fan since videos from his Congressional run surfaced several yrs ago. My name for Broomhilda has been "Hildebeast" for over a decade! LOL! I WANT West in the WH, but I guess we'll have to see if there's anything left of the country in 2016. I'll take SecDef or Sec of State in the meantime.
Dems like their c.sandwich with MORE green obammma money mayo..but hold the onions--too much of a bad taste in the mouth at one time...
Obama's "likability" is a complete myth, it's the Big Lie. Obama is smug, arrogant, whiny (he NEVER takes accountability for what he does), spoiled, and detached. Romney is humble, calm, worked hard to succeed, and has learned to be warm and down to earth. I hated Bush, but even he had a likable personality, but you'd NEVER hear the media talk about that.
About two months before 9/11, I met Mohammed Atta. I got the same sick feeling from that man that I got when I saw odumbo speak at the dumbocraptic convention when Kerry was their choice. My gut told me that both men wanted to harm my country. Knowing there was nothing I could do to stop them made me physically ill.
The libs have tried to convince us that Obama is "likeable", but they have failed miserably. Obama is thin-skinned, sneaky, arrogant and a liar. What's to like about that?
I don't want to have a beer with Obama (or with Romney, for that matter). I don't want to go golfing with him or sit down to a $3500 a plate dinner with him. All I want is for him to balance our national budget (like I balance my personal budget). I want him to stop taking more and more of my hard-earned wages. I want him to take his boot off the throat of our businesses and let them breathe. I want him to run this country as if he cared about it and wanted it to survive.
Is that too much to ask, Mr. President? If you can't do that (and it appears that you can't), then step aside and let people like Congressman West take over, because it d@mn sure feels like he can do it.
Even more gratifying than the 'crap sandwich' remark, is that Cavuto didn't need to interupt him because he made a very sound argument against what Obama has done to this country.
I can't stop laughing!!!!
This guy is destined for a higher office!!! Thank you Colonel for the great laugh!!!