There is a lot to like about this Democratic candidate for Iowa’s third congressional district. The first thing I noticed is that his communication style doesn’t rely on tired platitudes and repeated talking points. Your eyes don’t glaze over when listening to him talk; you actually learn something. None of the dull, over-used political red meat candidates think we want to hear. He doesn’t sound pre-packaged and when he talks you get the feeling that is what he really thinks. This quality is rare in a politician and, in my humble opinion, will serve him well. If you haven’t checked him out yet, take a listen here.