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    Another one: Paul Wellstone.

    A lot of people were stunned at Wellstone's continued success in Minnesota.  He seemed so far left of the rural and range parts of the state that it seemed counter-intuitive.  But they voted for him.  Twice.  And I am convinced they would have a third time as well.

    But he talked to people.  he didn't talk about issues.  He talked about people to people, and the issues became an obvious extension of his life.  That's contagious.

    I don't think Bush has got that at all, even the fake variety.  It's just not something that you can fake.  People can be brain washed into thinking he has it, especially by people they trust (think pastor here), but the unease oozes out for all to see.  They cover that with gloating.  It's empty.

    I still remember when he was campaigning and it was reported he had MS.  He was walking with a limp from it.  I saw a steel worker in Eveleth, very blue collar, very middle-american.  When  asked about the MS, he said "If he can't walk, we'll carry him on our shoulders.".  That's not just support, that's love.  Ask those Bush supporters if they'd do that.  Now, give it a couple years and ask Obama supporters.  I bet they will.  He's got it.

    Damn it! Now I'm all shook up again!  Have to hunt down a quote for my sig.

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by nullspace on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 08:42:49 AM PST

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