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Judge politicians by their works, not their charisma

I was offended by Brian McGrory’s column “A woman of few words” (Metro, Nov. 12). I am an ardent Elizabeth Warren supporter, not because of her glamour or lack thereof, but because of her values. She is a novice politician, but I trust her to represent me well when she heads to Washington in January.

It is unfair to discredit her for failing to give a stellar performance in front of reporters shortly after an exhausting campaign. It’s time for us to accept our politicians as the human beings they are, and learn to judge them by how they vote and what they stand for, rather than by how charismatic they are in public.

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