The Corner

“Wrap Everybody Up in My Arms?”

This reference to wanting/needing to hug everyone who worked on his campaign I think gets to the root of the red/blue divide. Democrats want to hug everyone. Republicans hug those personally close to them, but have a firm hand-shake and friendly look into the eyes for the rest.

So there’s your election summary. 55.2 million serial huggers and 58.8 hand-shakers.

John Hillen, a former Assistant Secretary of State, is the James C. Wheat Professor in Leadership at Hampden-Sydney College’s Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest, and a member of the NR, Inc. Board of Directors.


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