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The Best Political Minds Joined Together in 1787The 55 delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention were an experienced body of delegates who represented a cross section of 18th-century American leadership. Most were well-educated men of means who were dominant in their communities and states, and many were also prominent in national affairs. Nearly every one had taken part in the Revolution; at least 29 had served in the Continental forces, most of them in positions of command.The group had extensive political experience as 41 individuals had been members of the Continental Congress. Three had served as president of the body and only 14 lacked congressional experience; eight had signed the Declaration of Independence; six had signed the Articles of Confederation with two having signed all three of the nation’s basic documents. Practically all of the 55 delegates had experience in colonial and state government with eight having been governors and the majority had held county and local offices. I believe we need Gary Nodler's experience in Congress.
To favorably compare G. Nodler to the 55 delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention seems a big stretch to me. These were well educated men who were capable of compromise in order to establish our "perfect union". Mr. Nodler does not seem to be even close.
Shouldn't each one of us compare ourselves favorably to the spirit, dedication and accomplishments of the 55 delegates who gave us our founding documents?What would have been the compromise for the Founding Fathers? To not set forth a document to provide for the future of a Republic?If you have a resume with more impressive credentials involving public service than does Senator Nodler, I'll vote for you. But not this time.The issue for me is the qualities we need in a Congressman. I believe Nodler stands head and shoulder above the other well-meaning and well-intentioned candidates.
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