I'm not sticking up for president Obama's past policies but one must look at the obvious differences between him & his repub contenders. 1) Romney comes across like a used car salesman. He'll tell ya anything to get a sale. Mitt carries the charisma in debate of a rapist trying to talk his way out of a lynching. At least Mitt looks young for his age though. I give Mitt a 20 on the charisma rating chart. 2) Gingrich may be a super debater but so was Alan Keyes. Both Keyes & Gingrich come across just for what they truly are... tired out of shape old men with old ideas. I mean even when Newt smiles it looks like he is frowning... kinda like eating a cold turd sandwich look on his face. Despite his need for pussy on the side(normal) & his going through women like he's firing rounds through a sub machine gun(normal) he's managed to convince the evangelical hit squads that he's truly repentant(excellent BS'er!). Still, one drops a slouch hat on Newt & he looks the part of a 20's era mobster boss on the order of Bugsy Malone. All that's missing is the big cigar & Thompson sub machine gun with 100 round drum magazine. I give Newt a 25 on the charisma chart. 3) Santorum is in a class by himself. Sure, he possesses a smile like the Cracker Jacks Kid but comes across as a spoiled rotten brat. He looks 'preppy' in his suit & sweeter vest. His charisma seems to reside in his patented skin deep photo overlay smile that he wears except when getting roasted. I mean when Rick told Ron that "I'm not a Libertarian" he looked like he was about to run home & tell mommy that their was a bad man at the debate & mommy had to handle it for him. Rick scores a solid 10 on the charisma chart in my book. 4) Speaking of Ron... I must say that Paul's biggest drawback is his almost total lack of any charisma at all. In the charisma department from a zero to a hundred Ron is lucky to pick up a 3. His school teacher type lectures, wandering in the woods debate style, crankiness & his staggering age all total up to a vision of a dull nursing home inmate. I back Ron big time for his Liberty message, for Liberty is more precious to me than life itself. Ron's message is spot on with even the other GOP candidates starting to "ape" Ron's suggestions of a fed audit etc. The ONLY thing Ron lacks is the DELIVERY MECHANISM to deliver the message! I'm being generous here & will give Ron a solid 5 on the charisma chart. 5) President Obama hit's the podium like he's wired to a 110 vac circuit. He's energetic, vibrant, EXCELLENT orator, & appears dynamic to say the least. He's in good shape, young, sharp looking guy, & attracts women like free money attracting the street vagrants. He has an endless supply of humor, wit, & enough BS to stymie the Christ come judgement day. He can rip off & lie to the public with such a sincere conviction that the public believes/supports him even when he's caught in a lie. I mean he could be raping ones daughter in front of her parents & at the same time telling them what a good deal she's getting & they'd most likely believe it! I'm giving president Obama a 101%+ charisma rating on the charisma chart. Does anyone have any doubt about what the current crop of GOP candidates are up against here??? At least Ron has a small government message with a Liberty theme to it. What has Mitt, Newt & Rick got???