“I've been in this public life, presidential races and so on for most of my life, starting in early Hubert Humphrey days, and I am sick about the diminished lack of substance, real closure on the important questions in our campaigns. I think we're in what I call the era of the marketer, where the skills of avoidance, irrelevance, negatives have taken over from substance. It's never been perfect, I know that, but it's now shameful.”

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