There are so many talents, abilities, and skills required for a person in any occupation or field of work to have success, and the same is so for the American Presidency.
We have had Presidents who, despite many other talents, abilities and skills, were simply unable to show empathy and emotional connection with the American people. Instead, they came across as aloof, distant, plastic, and unable to relate to the “common man”!
Among those Presidents who failed to demonstrate empathy and emotional connection with the American people would be the following:
William Howard Taft
Warren G. Harding
Lyndon B. Johnson
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
Among those Presidents who had the ability to display Presidential empathy and emotional connection were the following:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Does Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, or Ron Paul have these abilities? The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT, and this will make it more difficult for any or them to serve in the Oval Office in a time of great human suffering due to the economic collapse since 2008.