Saturday, December 22, 2007

Guess the failure

So check it.

There's this guy, he's a rising political star in the state Democratic Party. He's a member of a visible minority who's looking to break barriers and become the first non-white elected governor of the state. His first campaign burns red-hot, and his inspiring personal story is a great launching pad. He came up from the poor and become a leader, and boy could he connect with people on the trail.

Mystery Guy becomes governor of his state by winning well over 50% of the vote, and has an enthusiastic cadre of supporters. The future is rosy, as the visionary is in charge. Almost immediately, the Gov starts getting national exposure, and is talked up. What's his limit? For all the rosy talk of the true believers and the hype machine, there's a problem. Turns out he makes some poor choices, and believe it or not for all the talk he's a pretty conservative Democrat. Makes curious choices on tough policy issues. He alienates many supporters, and...

Who do you think I'm talking about? Deval Patrick?

The answer is here (for more on the story, click here. It's up to you how far the parallels go.

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