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Opening Arguments

Got milk?

Well, it appears I was wrong, or at least in the minority. Americans would rather have a president who knows the price of milk than one who can lead us through the coming perilous years:

Presidential hopefuls take note — pocketbook issues matter to voters, and that includes being familiar with how much Americans' pocketbooks are hit when buying everyday items. A new FOX News poll finds that significantly more voters think it is important for candidates to know how much a gallon of milk costs than it is for them to reveal serious health issues that could make a difference to their presidency.

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Larry Morris
Fri, 04/20/2007 - 8:53am

Now, now, Leo, ... it IS important that candidates know how to, as you put it, "lead us through the coming perilous years", but not to the point where they have lost touch with being an average American. Please, I think you can do one without losing sight of the other, ...

Sun, 04/22/2007 - 5:36pm

The price of milk is going up for sure (thanks to government regulation of milk prices)...but only the shopper in the family knows the extent of the price increase.

The argument can readily be made that price increases are quantifiable, but "out of touch" politicians and "average" Americans are vaporous concepts subject to individual bias.