Maybe Dean Chambers is right, but politicians can reach into the homes of voters and create that warm and fuzzy place that makes them happy. GW did it with the ‘kinder, gentler conservative’. He was neither, and a flawed leader to boot, but folks liked him, and in the end, it really is a popularity contest.
What is so destructive, politically, about the notion of Republicans making former Florida Governor Jeb Bush the GOP candidate for president in 2016? He’s the wrong nominee, at the wrong time, for all the wrong reasons.