I realized at the gym on Friday, with CNN running on the big screen TVs that hang everywhere there, that I get a great sense of comfort and safety from watching the Obamas on TV. It wasn't just a lack of the sense of fear and loathing I'm used to: it was actual pleasure.
...so that's what the emotional response to having a leader who you identify as like you is. Huh.
Now I understand the people who still defend Reagan. 0.o