Creampuff, you and Bugsme are my new fave FORTers. I was beginning to think no one read my posts. You added some great comments to mine.
So, to comment on your comments on my comments....
I dont think Alex was an idiot; I'm not going to look it up now but I think he was a Havard MBA grad? I think he was cunning and shrewd and smart to cut loose from Amanda and the show quickly if he's a serious businessman. I love the Bachelor but I dont think it's something serious people want to be associated with.
You're right about Helene, she managed to turn straw into gold, and effectively turned the tables on Aaron.
Jen, I found her cold and calculating on her Bachelorette, and it colors my view of her relationship with Andrew. She spent a year or so with him, didnt she? Long enough to credibly add 'spokesperson'/public relations to her resume. It was a blunder on his part to not get her her own place, if he was interested in the romance, but overall he struck me as kind of klutzy romantically. Would be interesting to know the story behind that.
Bob...ugh. I saw the end of his season, and his choice proved out my safe dump theory. The other final 2 girl, the cutie from Chicago, was serious about him, and I think his choice was based purely on the easy-dump factor.
You know, I didnt think Jesse was that bad. In fact there were several times that I admired his adroitness in handling some situations, and early on he had a pretty smooth line of patter, seemed to find the right words to say to the girls he met. I remember how he took charge when there was a rose mistake-saw a flash of quarterback leaderliness there. His season was bad, tho, he couldnt carry off the looking-for-love fiction. And Trish- o lord.
Byron and Mary-they arent kids; they have to be about 40 and 43, and if they were going to get married, I think they would have done it by now. Those November wedding plans were for LAST November, or even the November before that. Could do a proper update if I felt like going to his site, I guess.
I hated Charlie's season and the whole NY thing. Loathed it. Disliked hugely the girls on his show, though Crazy Sarah Dub was definitely entertaining, and I fell in like with Krisily. Ditto for Charlie; he seemed, in the end, to be somewhat more sincere about the love angle than most of the Bachelors. I liked him. Didnt love him, but I liked him.
Travis-he was a poor fit for this show, period. For one thing, there was the Serious People factor-I can imagine his colleagues having doubts about his judgement for going on the show. Plus, he just hated doing it and was embarrassed throughout. PLUS Moana..ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh. In case that's too subtle, I. REALLY. DID. NOT. LIKE. MOANA, and thought it was questionable judgement on his part to string that loony along. Since we havent heard she's checked into the loony bin, I guess she recovered. Yeah, I think he and Sarah cut a deal, and not a bad one for either of them.
Which brings us to the present Bachelor Team. Who do you think, among the ones left, could be groomed and polished quickly into a suitable promotional partner for PLO? Not who you like best, not who seems to be in love, but someone who is available for the job and would do well at it? I'm interested in everybody's opinion.