I keep reading how Barack Obama's and John McCain's advisors are trying to transform each of them into the kind of guys Americans want to have a beer with. Am I the only one who doesn't believe that the same qualities that make someone a good person to have a beer with, will make them a good president.
It's kind of like a doctor. For the most part (there are always exceptions), good doctors are not very personable. They spent so many of their formative years studying that they never learned typical people skills. I want a president who has spent so much time learning about the issues, history, and economics, he never had the time to develop a down-home personality. If he is good on the campaign trail, he probably is not devoting enough time into what is happening around him. In cases like the president, personality is over-rated.