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The Social Poets: Romney: What Is It About American Republican Presidential Candidates Are So Socially Awkward?: From Denny: What is it about how the Republicans keep putting up one bad candidate after another? The whole point of interacting with other world leaders is to cultivate at least the veneer of a polished and smooth sociability.
Obama has that "X" Factor - at least on the surface - and Mitt Romney decidedly does not have it - on the surface or deeper. George Bush 43 didn't have it at all either. He was downright vacuous. Even nice Ike Eisenhower was known for his salty language and terribly confused communication, comprised of broken disjointed sentences, that the press was forever cleaning up before delivering his message to the public.
Yet America keeps on electing the socially awkward and the relationship insensitive. Looks like Romney is well on his way to the White House. He sure is trotting around the globe this past week meeting with world leaders like a trial run. And the Obama presidency was an anomaly that looks like it is soon to be corrected by disgruntled voters.