A 70+ year-old former leader tries for a comeback after losing the top post once before. He's seasoned, battle-scared, irreverent and apparently, authentic. He talks straight, jokes and even makes wisecracks that sometimes annoy his opponents. He can be funny and cranky and sometimes both at the same time. But he's able to relate to people and he understands the political terrain of his nation. Slowly, his center-right coalition builds support and he emerges as the favorite.
Are you thinking John McCain?
We're talking about Silvio Berlusconi the once (and apparently future) Prime Minister of Italy. Read the story of Berlusconi's remarkable comback in the Wall Street Journal.