The blog, Wind Beneath the Right Wing reminded me of something I meant to post last night (but didn’t, it’s a long story having to do with building an airplane).
I thought Pat Kessler’s piece introducing people to who Mark Kennedy — the person — is was fabulous last night. As I noted a week or so ago when Gary Miller over at Kennedy vs. the Machine wrote one of the few posts there that’s actually about Mark Kennedy, that that’s what the campaign has been missing.
I think people are really into “issues,” I think they’re also into knowing the weaknesses of opponents, but I think people really want to have a sense of who the candidate is as a person.
You may remember a few months ago I wrote about the things I want a candidate to tell me and most of it was about their lives, more than their positions. I generally believe that most candidates are decent folks, not disciples of the devil.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons my favorite question at debates is, “what do you like about your opponent?” (BTW, they asked it last night in the 8th District debate, check it out)
Mark Kennedy seems like a likeable guy. I’ve always had very pleasant conversations with him even though I don’t think he had a clue who I was. But the campaign has spent so much time going after Amy Klobuchar, they didn’t tell the voters about Mark Kennedy, the person.
And they’re running out of time.
Kessler did them a huge favor.