Charleston, S.C. — The man who is speaking on stage in Exhibit Hall A of the Charleston Convention Center right now could win the South Carolina primary and, probably, the Republican nomination and the White House too. He is the most fluid and engaging retail politician I have ever heard. He does not rattle off a list of his qualifications or accomplishments, the names of bills he sponsored or economic growth statistics from the years he was governor. Instead he talks about helping our children and giving the poor what they need and reaching out to the disenfranchised and keeping America safe.
Hillary Clinton, a prominent grandmother and underachieving presidential candidate, is viewed more negatively than George W. Bush, the greatest living president of the United States, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Here are the numbers with respect to voter attitudes toward public figures: