Moore, Moore, Moore--how do you like him?
I have conflicting feelings about him and am not "Hopelessly Devoted," but I do think he's an interesting figure, particularly after the Oscars.
In Salon's Oscar coverage by Cintra Wilson (http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2003/03/24/oscars_2003/index.html), it says "If Moore had been only slightly more graceful and less abrasive, he could have said anything he wanted to; he had the support."
I don't know if that's true or not--I missed that part of the show--but I think that's true about a lot of things he does. He always makes it about himself, which has some value as a strategy, by turning him into a "brand." But his manner is not widely appealing, beyond his message. Would he have got a better reaction from the Kodak Theater crowd & influenced more viewers at home with a different demeanor?