“…A certain swagger which, in Texas, is called walking.”
Forget the war. Forget policy. Forget everything but two men who want something from me.
Kerry could never have made that joke (or the others Bush just made) at his own expense. Bush can, and did. That’s a guy comfortable in his own skin, and that’s a guy I’d give something to, before the other guy.
I’m pretty sure a lot of people recognize that, even if only instinctively.