It's the Kate Middleton phenomenon that's needed in the Republican party today, suggests David Williamson from WalesOnline. Kate's captured the hearts of not only her nation, but the world and she's done this in a short period. Williamson suggests that there's a Kate-like politician out there somewhere who can waltz on the scene and charm the voters over to the Republican Party. It's down to the wire and unless the campaign presents another Ronald Regan-type personality soon, it might be too late.
Kate Middleton's held in such high regard today that it seems almost unbelievable that this future queen ever got any negative media remarks, but she did. Back in the days before Prince William decided to make her a princess, Kate's presence in the media wasn't very flattering at times. Those days evaporated when Princess Diana's ring went on Kate's finger with a promise from William to make her his royal wife, but she wasn't always welcomed with open arms.
Before the world embraced Kate, she paid her dues, which is similar to what happens in US politics when someone first arrives on the scene. In the case of politics, it's magnified to the fullest extent. Kate's lived as much a fairy tale life as the real-world can offer, but is there any time for a fairy tale in politics today?
Williamson suggests if "Kate Middleton was born to be a princess, surely there is someone convinced her or she is born to run?" The problem isn't the shortage of people with the belief that they're born to run for president or a shortage of people with Kate Middleton-like charisma. When you run for the office of the US President, your life becomes an immediate open-book investigation and unless you're one of the few without a skeleton in your closet, it's not an easy ride.
From the first puff of marijuana that Bill Clinton didn't inhale in college to a birth certificate search for Barrack Obama, the politics in the US leaves nothing untouched. Any mistake you've made in the past, no matter how small, could and usually does get blown-up and made into a major demoralizing issue. While Kate joining the royal family isn't really part of UK politics, it's close enough and she and her family lived through scrutinizing press at times.
In a world of instant gratification and coming out of a few "feel good" decades of designer party drugs and drinks, it's not an easy task to find that charismatic person who's lived the life of a saint or whose loved one's have nothing to hide. Politics in the US not only scrutinizes the politician vying for the White House, but also their extended family.
Then of course there's the minor factor if this person with the charisma and very few skeletons in their closet knows anything about running a country. While the Kate Middleton-like personality might win the voters over initially, there's too many extenuating circumstances when it comes to keeping them in the good graces of the voters!