Posted June 8, 2007on:
As I studied this graphic, the most obvious trend to me is that ALL of their numbers fall. Also, none of these presidents, not a single one has ever gotten back to their starting number.
I’ll tell you why, you already know. Candidates spend ginormous amounts of lucre to build a brand and deliver a face that people would love to vote for. After some time in office, the real grimy reality begins to show through the shiny fake patina of glossy showmanship.
Sometimes this is how brands go through life. We vote with our pockets and they fade from the shelves and from our “top of mind”. It’s like we say back home in Jamaica;
“Fi si yuh an’ fi live wid yuh, a two diffrent sin’ting”
Will there ever be a president that can endure the grueling time in the White House. We will see very soon.