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  •  Vilsack/Grassley (3+ / 0-)
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    sacman701, abgin, jncca

    Vilsack is a good policy wonk and a great candidate.  He's got to get better at working a room.  I've been in the room with both Grassley and Vilsack at different times.  Every time I make eye contact with Vilsack he never came over to me.  Grassley on the other hand comes over to people, chats with anyone.  I was wearing a Culver/Judge t-shirt at an event and Grassley still took the time to chat with me about different things.  

    Vilsack's presidential bid proved that he's not as good at working the room and being folksy as Chuck Grassley.  I think Vilsack will improve at this if he runs against Grassley, the question is will he be good enough to beat Chuck Grassley.  I have my doubts.  

    I know campaigns are not really based on face to face interaction anymore and Eastern Iowa is becoming so Democratic that Vilsack would have a lot of votes in the bank automatically, but the Grassley machine is even stronger than the Branstad machine and Vilsack declined to run against Branstad.  

    IA-2 Born, raised, currently reside.

    by BoswellSupporter on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 03:12:27 PM PDT

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