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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #114)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 11:32 AM

115. Yea, we do need to make sure we address this. I agree 100%

But, also to consider:

I have known Hillary for years and quickly learned in 2008 that she was not who I wanted inhabiting the white house.

You make me ponder this:

Some states, and their voters, expect the candidates to visit all the coffee shops and the pubs, and visit every church or center of town. Apparently that is known as retail politics.

I live in a mid-size state as far as geography, NY state.

We don't have this luxury. I can only guess it has to do with the size of the state.

And the fact that we have 50 states that candidates need to visit when campaigning.

Although I wouldn't want to change the dynamics in these 'retail politics' style states, I do believe that voters need to take some responsibility for getting to know the candidates, even when they can't shake their hands and make eye contact. I would be positively thrilled to at least SEE Bernie in a live venue. But, give me a break, the candidates can't get to every human being before election day. Bernie has not visited my state, as far as I am aware. And I don't think he should cross us off the list just cause Hillary has history here. Many people who have been residents of NY state since she was a SEnator are not supporting her because they know her and didn't think she did a good job.

I have to do all my familiarizing about my candidate by the internet. We can agree that the MSM hasn't been helping Bernie's cause. They won't even report on current events unless he is either winning or losing in a landslide.

So, sorry to the people in SC, and elsewhere. I think expecting the candidate to make personal appearances to get your vote is expecting an awful lot.

thanks and with much respect.

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