Re "Obama tries to connect with voters, over a beer" (Tribune, Aug. 17):
Whether a candidate is someone you'd like to "have a beer" with has long been asked. George W. Bush beat John Kerry in actual polls about that.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz chafes at President Barack Obama because he "wants to be the cool kid and he wants to portray himself as the guy you want to have a beer with." Sour grapes. Four years ago, Obama was last people preferred Joe Biden, John McCain or Sarah Palin.