By “Elvis” I am referring to charisma and the ability to relate to every man. If a candidate doesn’t have that in this day of television and YouTube politics I don’t think they have much of a chance.
E lvis Presley may have left the building many years ago, but his impact on the culture can be seen to this day, even in presidential campaign politics.
When former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson dropped out of the presidential race Sunday, Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff said, “If credentials and track record were the key to running for president, Thompson certainly would have been a first-tier candidate.”
I heard the Thompson withdrawal news right after reading that the 30-year anniversary of Elvis’ death Thursday is expected to draw the largest crowd ever to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. I thought about the presidential elections in my lifetime and realized that the Elvis factor has been a pretty good predictor of the winners.Read it all here.