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  •  he was in the senate (1+ / 0-)
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    Orange County Liberal

    he was in the senate long enough to be infected with it.

    (regarding the bank mess) They want to cure the patient but not deal with the disease.

    by dark daze on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 10:01:29 AM PDT

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    •  Well, I ran into him at the airport (1+ / 0-)
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      all alone hailing a cab when he was in the Senate.  In any case, I've always felt that he was fairly removed just as a person.

      Anyway, even if he doesn't "feel" anyone else's pain, as a politician he should be a bit more tuned into what creates pain - and, particularly, what pain will ultimately affect his political standing.

      He was terribly worried about the Republican Leadership and not worried enough about the plain old people on Main Street who were trying to figure out their new financial reality.  They believed that he was working for them; and now a lot of those folks don't have that same kind of faith in him.  I think it is a lot better to keep your fans happy than to try to cater to a bunch of people who want nothing but bad for you, but that's just me.

      •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

        and for the bubble, its not just physical, it intellectual.  I dont think he REALLY listens to people when he is out speaking with them. This is true to almost every politician I have ever met. They always seem, dismissive, rushed, fake, responsive with little more than talking points, pulled five way by their handlers, etc, etc.

        (regarding the bank mess) They want to cure the patient but not deal with the disease.

        by dark daze on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 10:48:24 AM PDT

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