Hmm, I'm not immediately sure how to respond. I've been all for this guy so far, but am willing to look into the matter and might possibly experience an evolution of opinion that should prove a little more conducive to coming off as anything other than a viscid half-person with nothing interesting to contribute. Like, imagine an invertebrate sociopath following the wikiHow for ingratiation.
[Insert list of reasons why a positive view of him is at least arguably defensible here. Provide evidence. Demonstrate room for compromise; lessen the need to backflip.]