Opinion: Trying too hard to be coolAll over America, millions of voters don’t know — or care — that Mike Gravel has an “artistic” side or that Hillary Clinton likes Celine Dion. Yes, it’s hard to believe if you’re a tuned-in, turned-on popular culture vulture umbilically connected to the blogosphere/videosphere. But cross the country and ask normal people about the latest Gravel ad and they’d think you don’t know how to pronounce the word for tiny pebbles. Ask working folks about “You and I,” the campaign song selected by Clinton in her recent Sopranos-spoof video, and most will shrug indifferently.
By: Kathleen Parker, The Daily Republic