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  •  He understands because... (12+ / 0-)

    He's lived it...he's seen government personally effect the lives of Americans...He connects with the common person.  He's worked with the lowest of people and the Most affluent of people and everyone in between, and not just worked with them but successfully brought people together his whole life.  Unfotunately for Hillary she has had the silver spoon in her mouth for 40+ years and can not relate to the "common" American on a personal level.

    •  Yes (6+ / 0-)

      He's worked with the lowest of people and the Most affluent of people and everyone in between, and not just worked with them but successfully brought people together his whole life.

      That was one of the tipping points for me over Sen. Clinton. Especially his community activism in south Chicago. I just tend to think he has already walked the walk, and we know he can talk the talk.

      In fairness, Sen. Clinton has paid her fair share of dues as well. For instance, give her some credit for her first campaign work for McGovern. She stuck it out even after it would've been very easy to drop out.

      But all in all, having spent his time on the streets, fighting the good fight on the curbs and in the courthouse makes me believe he has  credibility with the people. His work in the statehouse and the US Senate make me believe he has credibility with the legislators. And his refusal to accept corporate/special-interest PAC money makes me believe he is sincere in his desire for fundamental changes.

      Truth is patriotic.

      by MikeTX on Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 09:02:36 AM PST

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