But crusty old Bob Dole was surely not considered more likeable than Bill Clinton in 1996.
And by the way, did you see the crusty lesion behind his right ear?
Change the crusty bread for a sweet roll or challah bread and you have a medianoche.
Gruff; surly; ill-tempered; feisty: Crusty George Meany. The downturned lips, the jowls, the half-closed lids, all were dour (1834+)