Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Likeability in PoliticsDownload audio (MP3)
A recent Gallup poll reported that Americans find President Obama more likeable than Mitt Romney, but it remains to be seen whether a cheery disposition and sense of humor will carry the day in November. What makes a politician likeable? Can personality overcome other perceived deficits?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Bruce Cain, professor of political science at Stanford University and director designate of the Bill Lane Center for the American West
- Morris Fiorina, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
- Peter Beinart, associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, senior political writer for The Daily Beast-Newsweek and senior fellow at the New America Foundation