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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Why politicians don't get it

On CNN, DNC Chairman, Gov. Bill Richardson said something along the lines of "we are looking for an electorate that will support us..." but what Richardson doesn't understand is that the American people aren't looking for a group to support, they are looking for someone who will support them.

The electorate will find the politician, not the other way around. This is what a representative government is for - to express the views of the people.

If you stop trying to tell me what I believe and instead listen to what I believe, you will get my vote.

Traci E. Carpenter from MSU articulates this well.

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