US Oval Office set to welcome a lefty president yet againJune 24th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): No matter who becomes the next US President Barack Obama or John McCain the Oval Office is sure to welcome a left-hander once again.
Both Obama and McCain are left-handers.
Leaving George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, all US Presidents since 1974 have been left-handers namely Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.
Interestingly, this is not the first time when two left-handed Democratic and Republican nominees are taking on each other, for a similar all-southpaw contest was seen in 1992 when Clinton beat the first President Bush.
Two left-handed nominees again contested for the oval office in 1996, when Clinton won a second term against Bob Dole.
Al Gore, who won the popular vote in 2000 but lost the election to Mr Bush, is left-handed, as is John Edwards, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee four years ago.
James deKay, author of The Natural Superiority of the Left-Hander, believes that left-handed people have certain attributes that make them good presidential material.
Logic belongs to right-handers. Intuitive thinking belongs to left-handers. Left-handers tend to work alone, are good at handing off assignments and don’t micromanage, Times Online quoted deKay as saying. (ANI)
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