JELLE - Agree, and thanks for replying back to my post. I will do my best (as always) to give him the benefit of the doubt. You of course, know how picky I can be when it comes to the Bachelor lol.
I hope this will be a great season that has a great ending. If his family encouraged him, then that may give this guy even more substance in my view. Regarding TPTB keeping him in mind back in 2005 - that may be true. We do know that TPTB were 'supposedly' perplexed as to who would follow their dream man- Andy Baldwin. They were concerned about how to "top Andy" Maybe they hit a fork in the road in regards to who to choose and they went for Brad. --- and maybe it turned out to be a good choice. We will know very soon!
Oh and yes, I think it will take a strong woman to understand his business, and being surrounded by women. I'm not so sure I would be strong enough to deal with that..but then again, I was never in that position to understand. Maybe that is why I am hesitant. Maybe this will be a topic of discussion between him and one or more of his chosen favorites.