HomeConvention CoverageWho Is John Kerry? Who Is John Kerry? Kevin July 29, 2004 Convention Coverage 9 Comments The Economist has an interesting article on John Kerry, and in a sidebar I found this poll on the characteristics of the two candidates for president. Make of that what you will… Kerry Speech - Get The Preview Now Choose Or Loose Related Posts Swift Boat Group Offers To End Ads RNCBLOGGERS.COM Lemme Sum up the Arnold Speech About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 9 Comments Jess July 29, 2004 Almost 40 percent would hang out for coffee or beer with Dick Cheney? Republican or not, that seems a little high. 😉 David Anderson July 29, 2004 I think it is pretty balanced and seems to reflect the trends at this point. Tim July 29, 2004 Jess, I’m assuming this is after Cheney’s “Go f**k yourself!” comment. His stock went up a point or two in my book. 🙂 I think one of the most telling signs of the poll is the percentage of people that view either candidate as “trustworthy.” Mark July 29, 2004 Look at the numbers for tough. This poll was obviously taken after Mr. Sperm made his appearance. Kevin Murphy July 29, 2004 I’d hang out with Cheney far faster than I’d hang with Kerry. At least with Cheney, I have something to talk about. Beck July 29, 2004 Yeah, I think Edwards would be relatively boring to hang out with. Cheney at least must have some interesting stories. Actually, I’m glad they put that hang-out-with question in there. I think perceptions like that have a much larger impact on the final results than people realize. There’s an extent to which people realize in the back of their minds that whoever wins will be on TV for the next 4 years. It might as well be someone you can stand. Christopher Cross July 29, 2004 While people would want to hang out with Kerry, Kerry wouldn’t want to hang out with them… Gary Feezel July 29, 2004 Is this poll supposed to embarass Kerry? It doesn’t make Bush look that exciting either. If you average out all the scores, giving Bush a 55, and Kerry a 45 for “hang” appeal (and you could hang them both as far as I’m concerned) the average would be Bush 54, Kerry 54.7. Which tells me I’m right, there’s very little difference between the two. I’ll stay with my vote for the Libertarian Badnarik. Kevin July 29, 2004 The poll isn’t supposed to do anything. It’s just information, albeit somewhat interesting, readers were invited to decipher it’s meaning.