El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
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Elitists

In 1956 Adlai Stevenson was told he would get the vote of every thinking American. He replied, "But I need a majority." He didn't get it, partly because he was perceived as thinking that way.

The Republicans always say they are running against people like me and Adlai Stevenson: *boo*hiss* liberal elitists. The one Democrat this approach never worked on was Bill Clinton, whose apparently sincere belief that he is no smarter than the average American would be a tragic deficiency of self-esteem if it weren't so politically useful.

Now it's being attributed to Bernie Sanders, but I'm pretty sure he's more like Clinton, and I hope he can convince the masses of that.
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