Many people ponder why we have political gridlock in Washington DC and in the states.  There are several theories on this, and some of these make make a lot of sense.  More on other theories later.

But one of the important ones that I want to discuss here is what I hear quietly in private, but that these folks will not say in public.  

Politicians who would otherwise be "moderates," especially in the Republican party (but sometimes Democrats too) have been afraid for at least 2-3 political cycl...

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