Most of us have trouble connecting politically with family, friends and co-workers. We don't understand their different views or how they got them.

The book "Blue Jeans in High Places" by Mike McCabe has been very helpful for me. One solution, Mike writes, is to think vertically rather than horizontally. Don't worry who is more liberal or conservative on a spectrum. Don't worry who is more left or right wing. Rather, we should think about the very few powerful people or groups at the top pulling the political strings.

The powerful must like it when us "commoners" squabble and think horizontally. It is easier to unite when we think vertically. We can then defeat big money from the few in elections. We can get along better with our neighbor.

I'm supporting McCabe for governor. He has been a fighter for democracy throughout his career. Now is the time for Mike.


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