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Oh Lord, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood...

Oh Lord, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood...

The whole purpose of hopping into the Presidential Election (other than scoring a huge, awesome job,) seems to be introducing yourself, and making a whale of an impression on 260 million of your neighbors. Why then, does it seem like even some of the most successful candidates struggle to make their true selves shine?

The Associated Press asked the candidates (and their staffers) what mistaken reps they fight against most often. Hillary's staff's answer was great, "Too many to choose from; she is the most famous person nobody really knows." This answer strikes me as almost astonishingly honest, and is much more telling than using the question as an opportunity to pound again on the fact that Hillary's a warm person—really.

The best, best answer came from ol' Fred Thompson, "Really not much of a break dancer." Which doesn't answer the question in the least, but paints quite the mental picture. Ladies and Gentleman, The King B-Boy himself, Popping, Locking and Crumping his way from Tennessee, Fred Thompson! Awesome.

Maybe this is where Fred picked up his tricks...

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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
No way will I ever vote for Fred Thompson. I don't agree with his views.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Fred's great, he's probably the only candidate who is showing his real self. And who hasn't changed his position on most issues several times over the last 5 years. I wish there was more coverage of him, I think he deserves the attention. clarient, you should read up a bit on him. He was a hard worker and very responsible from a young age, worked his way through law school and was involved in the Watergate episode. There was a profile in (IIRC) Time a while back.
fiestygirl fiestygirl 9 years
i think it is really hard to show your true self when you know every facet of media will be jumping on your every move/word. For example, I have seen Al Gore speak at less formal events such as his son's hs grad and have even personally met him more than once. He is a hilarious, warm and laid back man. Definitely not his "reputation"
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Hey - Fred did his job - he got us to notice him!
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