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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:52 PM

73. I somewhat agree

Though in my opinion, his ignoring of party politics at times is what helped him get elected twice. He's someone who believed in compromise, reaching out, and trying to bring multiple sides together. If he were more involved in explicit party politics, I don't think he'd be the same person that was elected. A person's personality and ideals can be a positive in some situations, and a detriment in others. Unfortunately, the GOP decided to go in another direction puting party power over values, rationality, and the future of humanity.

Edit: and I agree with those who say this isn't helpful. Hillary was 100% right with the public vs. private face. Just because you think something, and may even be correct, there are times you really should keep those thoughts to yourself. Failing to take her own advice on this even bit her in the ass a few times during campaigning. The timing of his comments are horrible. That's something that should be internal discussion or later historical analysis, imo.

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