Authentic candidates are good candidates

Authentic candidates are good candidates

This piece by Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller inspired me to write about authenticity with local candidates. Lewis writes about Hillary Clinton slipping into a southern accent while campaigning in South Carolina:

The revolt against the phoniness of American life goes back to at least the 60s, which is why it’s odd that Hillary Clinton is so transparently engaging in “show business.” But for Generation X, in particular, the ethos of authenticity practically defines our generation. It’s why Kurt Cobain in a cardigan was cooler than KISS in makeup. It’s why single camera sitcoms with laugh tracks (once wildly popular) now feel so damned cringeworthy. It’s even why John McCain, with all his flaws, seemed much cooler than George W. Bush in 2000.

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