Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Strange but compelling

Jonathon Rauch argues that politicians have an expiration date on their career arcs: they either get to the White House within 14 years of holding major political office or they never will. Probably if you're around *too* long, you either have too much history to be held against you, or so little that people wonder what you've been up to; those who are both ambitious and effective either get somewhere or somehow fail to get people excited. Or it could all be a stretch. But it feels somehow insightful instead...

(via kos)

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