While politicians like to say that they really care about the needs, hardships, and interests of the voters, on Thursday, one candidate’s empathy was demonstrated in a powerfully beautiful moment.
It all began when a supporter at a rally for Republican presidential candidate John Kasich told his story of driving up to South Carolina from Georgia to see the Ohio governor.
Politico reporter Shane Goldmacher, who’s covering the 2016 presidential race, reported that moment with this tweet:
What a moment https://t.co/BdX1FdaBvv
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 18, 2016
Everyone was obviously moved.
Really touches your heart?
— Franny Brill✡ (@TexasWench) February 19, 2016
— Brandon Almeida (@TU_BLA) February 18, 2016
— Faiyaz (@Fios15) February 19, 2016
— Bill Denbrough (@BDenbrough) February 18, 2016
— sandismall (@SmallSandi) February 18, 2016
— Sean Gibson (@SeanGibson5) February 18, 2016
— Craig (@KestrelAviator) February 18, 2016
— Bob Davidson (@oybay) February 18, 2016
And on that note, if there’s anything that has distinguished 2016 from previous presidential election years, it’s been rancor and name-calling. This was a much needed respite from that.
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