I really enjoy watching the news presented by “Special Report with Bret Baier” . Actually, I love the show. It could be that when he is on I am arriving home from work and like the calm but interesting delivery by both he and a little later Greta. One part that is a favorite is the candidate round table. In this segment the candidate sits in the middle and answers questions directly presented by the interviewers at the table. Last night they interviewed Rand Paul.
If there is one type of candidate answer I absolutely HATE, it is the “heartfelt” political delivery….. You know, the “I grew up in poverty”, “I don’t feel no-ways tired”, “My Mamma asked me on her dying bed to be president”, “My parents floated to this country on a small raft”, “I worked sweeping up my family’s grocery store” etc….. Who cares? It is quite likely that these stories are embellished and they really get tiresome after a while because in the final analysis “We all got or have had a problem and a story”.
Senator Rand Paul had none of these “heartstrings stories” to tell. He answered each and every question with clarity. He gave the facts and not a story about the blindDaddy or the three legged dog. I don’t agree with most of his platform, the issue of marijuana and not to mention the isolationist foreign policy but I will give Senator Paul the “props” of being able to articulate well. This was a very good interview in my estimation and I wish that others would be able to deliver in the same “dry eyed” manner.
What do you think? Are you tired of the emotional and manipulative “violin” stories?
Here is a clip: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/10/07/paul-polls-dont-represent-organizational-strength/