seems like the economy or political party makes no difference. Obama over 2 lamer guys, McCain is a good guy but not as strong a persona. Bush Jr over 2 stiffs, Gore and Kerry Clinton over 2 nerds, old Bush and Dole Bush Sr over dorky Dukakis Reagan over Mondale and Carter Carter over Ford (this is before my time, seems like Ford was even lamer than Carter) I don't know about the losing candidates before that, seems like they were pretty lame. All this politics shit makes no difference, it's who you want to have a beer with. Obviously Trump. The cooler person wins every single time.