But it got me to thinking about numbers and patters...
The human brain is magnificent at pattern recognition...
And I noticed an interesting pattern:
In the modern era, Republican presidents with monosyllabic names have been quite inferior to those with two-syllable names. And it is the main reason why John McCain got whupped. Think I'm crazy? Let's give it a closer look.
- George - Dubya was good at some things, stunk at some other things. I think we can agree that he was a mixed bag.
- George the Elder - Remember his "Golly!" moment at the check-out line? 'Nuff said.
- Ronald - Shut up about amnesty and the Beirut Marine barracks getting blown up. In every other way the man was like pure kickass rolled in a tortilla of awesome.
- Gerald - Two syllables, but yet he mostly sucked. 'Cuz he was just filling in for Dick.
- Richard - Was really monosyllable "Dick". And he pretty much sucked. Thanks for opening China, you [bleep].
- Barack - Colossal megafail. Too bad he had such commie crackhead parents who gave him that weird name. Imagine if he had been named Brock. Every Brock I've ever met has been manly, decisive and generally cool. But no, Stan had to put an extra "uh" in her kid's name. Buh-rock. The world is paying a heavy price for that little moment of stupid.
- Bill - Monosyllable. Yeah, he sucked. But as democrats go, it wasn't as awful as it could have been. His administration was a couple Mongols short of being a full-on MCF, which is exactly what my theory would predict.
- Jimmy - Two syllables, twice the suck.
- Lyndon - Two syllables. Quagmire in Vietnam... Great Society... I'll stop there.
- John/Jack - Either way, he was monosyllable. And he was also the last D that was borderline decent. Coincidence? I think not. Had his moral failings but cut taxes and didn't take crap from commies.