Debate: RNC Ad Suggests Presidential Race Pits "Coolness" Against "Competency"
In the RNC's first pro-Romney ad, it's suggested that this November's presidential race will be between cool and competent. The ad blasts President Obama for his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, as well.
On today's America Live, Leslie Marshall and Michael Graham debated the issue, weighing in on what they think will matter more to voters, and whether it's even a fair question.
Graham said that if the president is
trying to make in-roads with college students, this may not be the way to go about it, saying that appearing on a late night show while young people graduating and looking for employment are coming up empty-handed may not ring true.
According to Marshall, however, such an appearance will help the president seem likable among the demographic.
"It's okay to be cool and competent as a leader, and it makes him more likeable," she said. Marshall also said that in November, it will come down to who America likes and trusts.