In a 2004 feature story for Newsweek, Nancy Reagan showed us how to mourn with dignity and grace.
This is the time of year when Congress is in transition and defeated politicians get together to reflect on what went wrong and to share their pain across party lines. "There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington. It's called former member," said Texas Rep. Chet Edwards.
People who have been successful in business don't think they should have to pay their dues in politics, but knowing how to talk to voters and make them feel important is a learned skill. Women are supposed to be better at building consensus, so the expectations are higher for them to connect on the campaign trail.