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Each man in his own sweater

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Judith Timson wonders how we might better know our leaders.

Okay, perhaps I am being cynical, but just imagining these two guys trying to talk candidly about themselves, let alone impart any life lessons, makes me realize that we have largely come to know them only by their negatives as defined by each other … So here’s a crazy idea: What would happen if they both publicly told their life stories honestly, without partisan cant or ideology? At least we’d know who they really are. If either of them got up and told the true story of themselves and what they really value, they’d inspire more than students. We might even feel like voting for one of them.