O’Toole has a good story, but will voters find him cool?

If we are learning anything about leadership in the wake of a spate of recent conventions, it’s that it helps to have a good story to succeed in politics.

Kamala Harris has her inspiring tale of rising from one of the first groups of Black kids bused to a desegregated school to become the first woman, first Black or first Black woman in an ascending series of public positions.

The main question I come away with, after reading this article is: Why do we need to worry about coolness? Have we reached a point in history where real policy has nothing to do with the electability of a political candidate?