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Folks don’t listen to you when your voice is low and patient and you stop them in the hot sun and make them do arithmetic – “All the King’s Men”, Robert Penn Warren

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Campaigning, Political Communication, Political Fiction, Politics, Quotes

Willie went out and buttonholed folks on the street and tried to explain things to them. You could see Willie standing on a street corner, sweating through his seersucker suit, with his hair down in his eyes, holding an old envelope in one hand and a pencil in the other, working out figures to explain what he was squawking about, but folks don’t listen to you when your voice is low and patient and you stop them in the hot sun and make them do arithmetic.

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