Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Hal Heiner's Hard Work Paying Off
Hal Heiner has been driving around the state for more than a year. I thought he was nuts to start his campaign early, but it is paying off. Not only in terms of the polls: Heiner is a much-improved candidate compared to when he ran for Mayor of Louisville a few years back.
Heiner's speaking is more charismatic. He has the proverbial fire in the belly, that was so lacking before. I also notice a difference in him as a retail politician. He seems much more comfortable making small talk with strangers than before.
He is the same smart, humble and creative man who almost became Mayor, just a much better politician.
I went to a fundraiser for Heiner recently; it was packed -- so crowded that a woman fainted, a la Obama. I knew only one person, and he was not someone I usually run into at fundraisers. The rest of the crowd did even look familiar. Heiner's primary is drawing in people beyond the usual party activists. That's good for him, and certainly good for the party.