Sunday, December 09, 2007

Boils Down to Personality

Rekha Basu takes a look at the Democratic race in Iowa during the last month. As an undecided Iowa voter, I agree with her conclusion...

The race in Iowa is still wide open. Many Democratic caucus-goers say they're still undecided or could change their minds. History shows much can change in a month.

But barring some final-hour revelations, it may not be policy positions that decide the caucus outcome for Democrats. With minor difference in core values compared to those separating the Republicans, the choice may boil down to that intangible quality - personality.

Trustworthiness, authenticity and likableness are tough enough qualities to judge in a mate. Now Iowans are charged with sizing them up in a possible president. For the whole country. No pressure there.

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