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John Boehner Crying

John Boehner Crying - ABC News reports that in both occasions that John Boehner, incoming Speaker of the House and second in line of presidency, has introduced himself to the public, he has cried.

Boehner is the most powerful Republican in Washington at this point, however, it has been a tradition that politicians who cry often take a beating in the polls.

In an interview with 60 Minutes, Boehner talked about his ascend from janitor to powerful political figure in Washington, and how seeing children ignites emotions in him.

"Family – kids -- I can't go to a school anymore. I used to go to a lot of schools. And you see all these little kids running around. Can't talk about it," he faltered.

John Boehner Crying

While some peg him as appearing as weak, other commend him for showing his raw emotions.

“This is not exactly the first impression you want to make to the American people," Republican strategist Ed Rollins says. "We've seen his sensitive side enough already. But a sensitive side isn't what the country wants to see in a strong leader. He's got to show strength and leadership and a willingness to stand up to the president. You never saw Pelosi crying".

Democratic speaker Nancy Pelosi, the woman who Boehner will replace, said in November, "You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we're having a debate on bills.”

She added, "If I cry, it's about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics -- no, I don't cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally."

John Boehner Crying

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