Projection Of A Fit Leader

For the most part, I don’t care about the president’s silly look on a bicycle. Unless you’re out doing something in the way of physical fitness, I don’t think you have a lot to say about it on a personal level. In other words, personal attacks on him for looking like a book-learner trying to keep in shape seem a little petty to me.

On the other hand, and this is a much stronger hand, he seems deliberately projecting an image of, well, I don’t know what, but it isn’t that of a strong, masculine leader. I know masculinity is the devil in the eyes of leftists, but his imagery is really not very effective. We have Gary Johnson who climbs mountains, and manages to look cool riding a bike. We had Mitt Romney, who looked pretty comfortable on a horse. We had Bush and Reagan, both chainsaw-wielding Westerners.

It’s a bit humourous watching Obama trying to wield a mattock for an obvious garden photo-op, and once again, looking obviously unfamiliar with physical labour. And yet, he’s the one who the labour unions support?

From day one, Jimmy Carter made the best of his familiarity with swinging a hammer. When a lifetime academic talks about his support of the working people, the leftists could not have picked someone less credible.


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