Funny, I know a lot of people who found Pete to be the most reasonable, calm, practical politician on that stage. I also find it funny that in a country in which a big chunk of the population is riled up up about the impact of progressive policies initiated six decades ago, you advocate for the candidate mostly likely to inflame them more. And speaking of a candidate whose voice and manner are irritating….

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