Why the acclaim for Jesse James?

Yesterday the Neosho Daily News, south the Kansas City in Missouri, ran a blog on its website asking, “Why the acclaim for Jesse James?” The blog had some nice things to say about the James family’s website Stray Leaves. But I felt the blog missed the point in answering the question. So I posted a rather lengthy response, that as of today has earned a couple of Likes. You may want to post a response with your ideas yourself.