Finally a candidate offering just what we want – our own self-esteem. Taller, slimmer, younger, he’s exactly what America wants to be. The culturally-approved facade. The kind of self-image sold on television – “only three easy payments of $19.95!”
In his empty mirror we find the reflection we want – ourselves, only younger, taller, slimmer – and a politically-correct hue to boot. This American idol speaks not in issue-driven strategies, but in YouTube-friendly sound bites. “Change!” How much easier is that to absorb than actual discussion, dialogue, analysis?
America seems to want a candidate that could pose for the cover of GQ while simultaneously not saying anything to offend anyone. Not saying anything. For the self esteem generation, that’s, dude, like totally so awesome!