In one of those Letters To The Editor at the Dispatch-Democrat that could have been produced by a robot letter generator titled Vote For Bobby Schilling, He’s Not A Typical Politician, the writer goes into classic Tom Friedman mode, but instead of some cab driver delivering awesome insight into globalization, this guy is retired and talks to people in coffee shops, grocery stores, porn shops, etc. and the consensus is:
“politicians are out of touch and ineffective”
Well, do tell.
But hark—here comes The Parade ‘O’ Clichés! Bobby Schilling is “different” because he’s a guy who is in it to help people, he focused on constituents (who then tossed him out for Bustos), he listens, and he’s “one of us”, which echoes the Obama campaign against Romney that said Romney isn’t one of us.
Trite and banal—is that all the Bobby worshipers got? I’ll bet he’s good to his mother and loves apple pie and his children, too. Jeez!
My question is, if Bobby Schilling was so damned wonderful why did he lose in ’12?