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Empathy

I think Bush really connected with people tonight, and

reminded them why they liked him in the first place. He seemed like a

normal, decent man; Kerry seemed like a stiff. I think the faith question

was a classic contrast. Bush gave a semi-articulate answer, but one that

came across as deeply felt and genuine. Kerry gave a canned, phony-baloney

answer that managed to be about class warfare and education policy. I bet

you my Sunday tithe that lots of viewers noticed the difference, and that it

will matter to them.

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