I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou
Every Team Blue pundit and political consultant needs to take Maya Angelou to heart if they want their guy to have any shot – any shot at all – next November. I understand that their guy has bad vibes, that he doesn’t sound tough like Trump and he doesn’t sound smart like Obama, that his tone and body language screams … old. But he’s also won a few elections in his day, something that doesn’t happen if the candidate hasn’t internalized the truth of what Angelou says about the primacy of feeling over words. No, the core problem for Team Blue isn’t the candidate, it’s the team. Specifically, it’s the very online population of Team Blue journalists, academics and political operatives – people who are immersed 24/7 in the world of words and language! – and their dismissive attitude towards these thoughts of feeling and vibes, thoughts that don’t exist IN words but are just as real and valid – more so! – as thoughts that do.