Martin Schram: Listen up, Scranton Joe

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Tribune News Service

After a half century or so in politics, Joe Biden sure didn’t need to be reminded — by a pollster, or a poli-sci prof or a media pundit— of the secret of winning elections. Because this is one secret that every politico knows. Namely: A politician will never be able to convince people that their perceived problems aren’t real — or aren’t being fixed — if voters are sure the problem is real because they keep seeing it on the news or encountering it in their daily lives. So the successful politicians and their advisers begin by making sure that all the political claims and promises they make are…

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