I’ve never understood the obsession in American politics with voting for someone based mainly on whether or not they seem like the kind of person one could sit down and have a drink with. This is evident in the recent popularity of Mike Huckabee. He has demonstrated himself to be anti-science and uninformed on international affairs, but boy oh boy, can he play a mean electric bass and hunt ducks.
Apparently what matters most is affability and chumminess, not intelligence and competency.
Note: This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Globe & Mail.