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  •  The thing about this video is ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Paul made it in the middle of a hotly contested senate race against the well-funded, telegenic (and loathsome) Norm Coleman. Paul had just (or was about to) make a courageous vote against the Iraq Authorization for Use of Force bill that many said would doom his chances of reelection.

    But here is Paul talking about what mattered to him - how everyday people can make this country and their communities better.

    If you want to know what Paul Wellstone was about, this video sums it up in 4 minutes.

    •  It's a nice snapshot. (0+ / 0-)

      Senator Wellstone was so interested in helping in so many ways, though, that I hesitate to try to "sum him up" at all.

      "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

      by raptavio on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 08:52:14 AM PDT

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      •  I was fortunate to have met Paul (1+ / 0-)
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        almost 40 years ago and what struck me about this video is how, even after being a US Senator for 12 years, he is talking about the same values, goals and inspirations that I remember him talking about in 1975.

        What I was trying to say with my 'sum up' comment was that if you don't know anything about Paul Wellstone, this video would be a great place to start. And everyone who reads Daily Kos needs to know Paul.

        Thanks so much to the Daily Kos Front Page Staff for posting it!

        •  Now that's true. (0+ / 0-)

          Paul speaks more to our values than anyone who sat in the Senate since -- Warren and Sanders included.

          "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

          by raptavio on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 11:39:34 AM PDT

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