Originally Posted by redmcclain
I think the issue of being "handled" by consultants is true for most if not all the candidates. Al Gore & Bob Dole both seemed to me more "real" once their elections were over than at any time during the campaign. It's as if you must trade your personality (and perhaps your soul) for some sort of Stepford persona in order to run for president.
It's true. For example, Gore's paid handlers spent hours and hours working with him to develop the famous "sighs" he uttered during one of the debates so they would be loud enough and sound just right. Afterwards, his "sighing" has never been like that again.