I always felt that Coleman Young stayed in touch with the people in Detroit during his time as mayor. He was regularly seen around town. He surrounded himself with some good people. He was unafraid to support Black people in a town that was majority-Black. He was unafraid to speak truth to power. Coleman Young was a politician that I think was in touch with the people.
I always felt that Bill Clinton was in touch with the people during his time as president. Even the mistakes that he made seemed to be mistakes that regular folks would make. I smile at the memories of him stopping in the local McDonalds for a Big Mac. He lost a little of his magic during the Democratic primaries this past year ... but, while in office as President, I felt that Bill Clinton was 'feeling our pain'. During times of national tragedgy ... like the bombing of the building in Oklahoma City ... President Clinton understood the pain being felt by all Americans.
Those are the two politicians that I think were in touch with the people.
I'm curious as to your answer to that question. Are there any politicians that you have known on local, state or national level that you felt were 'in touch' with the people? What say u?