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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:57 AM

35. None of them are "one of us"

Joe Biden is as close to "one of us" as anyone at that level of gov't has been in decades. He is the only serious example.

GWB, white skin and a redneck accent gave him the appearance, but he was in fact the coddled son of a millionaire and legacy admit to the Ivey League, the only "jobs" he had were running companies dad and dad's friends put him in charge of that he ran into the ground. Not really "one of us".

BHO, working class roots for sure, but President of the Harvard Law Review, sets him apart from "one of us"

Mittens, vulture capitalist son of a millionaire. Nothing in even the most pro-Mitt background pieces ever suggested that he ever did work that raised a sweat or got his hands dirty.

Kerry, married very well indeed - Ivey League - not one of us.

You have to walk a fair way back into history to find "one of us" rising to that level. Some candidates faked it better than others.

None of this is offered as criticism per se, there is nothing essentially wrong with being an exception. It is what you do with it that matters. The problem is the illusion that these folks are "one of us", as they largely aren't, but making it seem that way is good propoganda.

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