“Yeah he's got a lot of history. His family's been here forever,” Hicks said.
That becomes obvious when you walk down the street with Hurt, where everyone stops to say hello. Or Hurt stops them, even the reporters.
"Hey here's Russell. Russell's an ace crack reporter for the Star-Tribune. He does a great job,” Hurt said, introducing the reporter to me. I asked Hurt about his connection with Chatham.
WARREN: “What does Chatham mean to you?”
HURT: “Chatham, I think, means to me personally so much because of course it's where I grew up and it's where my people are and I love it for that reason.”
WARREN: “But for an ambitious person, a lot of people would say you move to the big city, that's where you make all the money, that's where all the action is. Why not go to the big city? Why come to the small town Virginia?”
I can't read any more because I'm about to throw up.
Warren leaves out some important details in Hurt's biography.
Why doesn't Warren ask Hurt about being born in New York City and growing up for nine years in New York City?
Why doesn't Warren ask Hurt about his time at one of the leading private prep schools in the nation?
Why doesn't Warren ask him about his continued attendance at private universities? Does Hurt have any experiences with "the little people?"
Why doesn't Warren ask Hurt about his long term agenda. Yes, an "ambitious" man might move to a big city. Or he could move to a backwoods corner of the state where he can easily secure a political base in order to run for higher office.
Warren is a pathetic reporter, giving even Catherine Amos a run for her money. If this is the game he brings to the debate tonight prepare to be disappointed. It will be a Warren-Hurt love fest.