>>> carlremick at hotmail.com 08/16/00 07:48AM >>>
-clip-. Gore is hopelessly didactic, which is pure poison to Americans. Bush, of course, is anything but a smarty-pants; he radiates intellectual mediocrity, and US voters tend to find that quite engaging.
CB: I agree with Carl. Both Bushes cultivate a fake anti-intellectualism, imitating Reagan. Bushes have to overcompensate to overcome blue-blooded background. But more significant is the mass appeal of Knownothingism, the ghost of an old American party.