Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 4, 2002

Howard Fineman discovers the shocking truth: candidates have trouble winning elections based on the family name - if the candidate himself stinks and he's running in a state that ran Dad out of town on a rail! (Of course, the rule may not matter if it's a Kennedy in New England). But then again, politics is still full of family connections, from Elizabeth Dole to Dick Armey's son, just as baseball is full of players using an unfair genetic advantage. Cuomo's whining speech about presenting "too many issues" essentially blamed the electorate for being too dumb to understand him, but there's a point there: a successful candidate has to meet Winston Churchill's famous definition of a fanatic: someone who won't change his mind and won't change the subject.

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