Gov Good Hair made a comment recently that military members and veterans would prefer a commander in chief that actually served in the armed forces. For the most part, I would agree. I always thought it was strange for Dick Cheney to be the Secretary of Defense (under the first President Bush) when he had no military service himself.
Gov Good Hair also made some ‘threatening’ remarks about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. He basically was commenting on how Bernanke and the Fed were keeping the fed funds rate at almost zero, and GGH said he would view Bernanke “treasonous” if he printed more money, and if he was in Texas, he’d treat him “pretty ugly” [source]. Obama was asked about this by Wolf Blitzer, but surprisingly he didn’t take a shot and attack (I think it’s because Obama respects the hair too much.) The President basically just said it was a beginners mistake and candidates have to be careful when they speak.
I’ve been impressed with the CBS Evening News‘ political analysis as of late. They talked about GGH’s dress, tone, and delivery the day after he made those remarks, which all showed he was no longer shooting from the hip. He might be a lot like W in that regard, too down home to speak on a national level.