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You have the courage to ignore some of your convictions

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jun 4, 2020 at 09:30

I think there's a tendency among intellectuals to demand the same sort of high standards from politicians that they demand of themselves. They have to take in mind that in a democracy, politicians tend to reflect the common denominator, which falls somewhere between Albert Einstein and Stan Laurel, closer to the latter. That requires a lot of liberality of evaluation, overlooking glaring lapses, and much forgiveness. If, after all those exception are made and you still kind of resonate with the guy's outlook, and voting for him won't result in chronic PTSD, then you have your choice. It's pretty painful, but I'm glad you came through and I hope we (yep, me too) don't regret it.

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