To me, they seem more "real," because most normal people would not be very adept at convincing a nation of hundreds of millions that "I'm basically like you; we want the same things." Most ordinary citizens who tried to run for president would probably come off as wooden and unhip. The candidate who can connect with most people is actually unlike most people.
June 19, 2012
"I sort of prefer the square, stilted politicians like Romney, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore. "