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View Diary: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Please, sir, can I have some more candidates? edition (73 comments)

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  •  He knows that he needs to project empathy (4+ / 0-)

    He knows, I think, the characteristic he lacks: empathy.  Ultimately, politics is emotional and tribal.  Romney built a career on his utter disinterest in a tribal identity apart from his church and his complete lack of empathy.  He could not care less about destroying America and the lives of almost everyone with whom he did business.  When we, average voters, meet someone who demonstrates his disinterest in our welfare, and an inability to understand and project empathy, our social radar signals "sociopath" - beware!  So he is trying to learn how to act as though he has empathy.  It turns out he just can't get into the character of the person he is supposed to play.

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