A Battle of Style and Gender

Good politicians are no different from good actors. Their success lies in their ability to move the crowd into believing their presentation and acting. As a veteran actor so often is able to lead the audience to believe that the actor and the character he plays are one, a good political leader also possesses the bewitching charm which can, at least temporarily, make the audience believe that he and the heroic character he portrays are one. The only difference is that in acting, the character is created from script, while in a political presentation, the character is one that is projected onto the politician by the audience’s imagination.

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