I Feel Your Pain: In this presidential election – and every election – empathy matters…

During last night’s debate, empathy was on display from the beginning. In his opening statement, Romney invoked various struggling women he’d met on the campaign trail: a woman in Ohio who has been unemployed since May and asked ‘can you help me?’; another woman with a baby in her arms who had just lost her home. He was replaying Clinton, implicitly telling middle class Americans that he feels their pain.

 

By Michael Zakaras