Politics should be a pathway 
to empathy

A few days ago, I walked into Frontier Diner on Dixie Highway, and a table of four hailed me over. You never know what to anticipate when that happens, but this encounter surprised me.

“Thank you for running positive ads,” one said, the others nodding in agreement. “We can’t stand all the negativity.”

To be honest, I had been contemplating hitting back against the negative commercials being run by my opponent, but that incident reinforced my campaign’s decision to avoid even mentioning her.

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The sound of one hand clapping

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