Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Campaign Is about a Relationship

PBS commentator David Brooks said last night on the NewsHour that a campaign is about a candidate "building a relationship" with the voter. This seemed to me to be an apt way of putting the current Democratic race in context. Obama has been all about building a relationship with the voter, while Hillary has been a total failure at this. Brooks said that she should stop talking about policy and work on building a relationship with the voter; in other words, she should become a human being. She needs to take off her mask and reveal what sort of person she is. After all, this is not Halloween, this is real life! People will not vote for an automaton.

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