Whether you like Bill Clinton’s politics or not, it’s hard to say the guy isn’t a people person.
Scout Prouty (the person behind the 47% video) recently talked about the difference between meeting Bill Clinton at a fundraiser versus meeting Mitt Romney, and the two are like night and day. More than almost any politician out there today, Clinton can connect with people.
Last night, following Louisville’s win in the Big East basketball tournament, Clinton went into the lockerroom to meet the team. The team, of course, loved it and had fun with it, including the always popular bunny-ears over the former president’s head and funny faces in the background. For me I think that it’s pretty cool that everyone could have a laugh and not be uptight.
I compare this to someone that I met a few years back who was invited to the White House to meet former President Bush II. While the setting was different – it was at the White House – all W could do was talk about how wonderful he was and completely ignore the amazing accomplishment of the person who was in front it him. I’m pretty confident that Bill Clinton would have still managed to have some fun, and connect with others even at the White House.
Is there more of a people-person out there that just loves having fun with others? It doesn’t change my opinion of his politics, but I still appreciate the guy’s ability to not always take himself so seriously.