June 1, 2007

A Tip for Presidential Candidates: Take a Break at a Highway Rest-stop

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After driving from Princeton to Cincinnati and back on the great American interstate highway system over Memorial Day weekend, I saw the true essence of the average American. I’m convinced that if the 24 or so candidates for the 2008 presidential election were really interested in having a “conversation” with the American people, they would campaign at the hundreds of highway rest-stops that line the interstates of this country.
At these rest stops you see every type of person from age 1 to age 88 and of all races from black or white to Indian or Venezuelan. You see fat and thin people, people with Chihuahuas and labradors, people with Hummers and hybrid cars. To the candidates: forget those stupid “town hall” meetings and get out on the road where the real people are.