Finally a candidate offering just what we want â€“ our own self-esteem. Taller, slimmer, younger, heâ€™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 â€“ ourselves, only younger, taller, slimmer â€“ and a politically-correct hue to boot. This American idol speaks not in issue-driven strategies, but in YouTube-friendly sound bites. â€œChange!â€ 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, thatâ€™s, dude, like totally so awesome!