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Jun 13·edited Jun 13

Or even just "Chris Cillizza, Political Analyst" (or "political analyst Chris Cillizza") and leave it at that?

You've got a strong brand, so that seems like a good option, too.

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Chris Cillizza, BMF.

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We do spend so much time chained to our past, don't we?

There is a sermon in there somewhere! (Says the pastor!)

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Yeah, I suspect we do spend our time chained to our past. In the decade of the 1970s I was famous, under a professional name, in Madison, Wisconsin. The '70s ended, my profession changed and Madison changed. For a couple of decades people remembered the former me but, truth be told, I didn't want to be the "former" me. So I wasn't that guy, and the world moved on. I still don't want to be that guy but, by golly, I've learned to appreciate just how good the good old days really were. Indeed, every year those of us who worked together in the '70s have a reunion...and we remind each other how good we were and how grateful we are that we all got to share those times together. In my old age I've gotten lots better at recognizing all of the blessings I have been given.

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Well done. Personal growth is not for the faint of heart! Cheers!

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This is an incredibly healthy mindset for you to have. Thanks for sharing and reminding us all to evaluate our own self worth and look forward rather than backwards

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Great to see the shift Chris! It isn't easy, but when you round that corner it is amazing how the world opens up.

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You have hallways been just Chirs Cilizza to me. Yes I found you on CNN but I never really associated you as the political guy on CNN. I always though of you as the great and funny political commentator that made me laugh at the absurdly insane things Trump says. After you left CNN I would google your name every week hoping to find you at your new job which is how I found this newsletter. I am glad you are leaving the past behind it can not be changed time is better spent on the present and all the great things that I am sure will come your way.

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That’s the way to do it.

Full speed ahead.

And you know what? CNN is not a fun place to be right now, if one believes the gossip.

(See Cooper, Anderson, and POTUS debate meltdown. Or WaPo, for that matter).

You may have ultimately prevailed by being unceremoniously culled.

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No "may have" about it. He did it.

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This all about the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance). There is no shortcut through grief. We have to do the work. You, my friend, have found yourself on the other side. Congratulations!

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Fantastic Chris! It is Never too late to be what " You might have been" kudos 👏

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Nice to meet you, newsletter writer Chris Cillizza. Though I would introduce you as: We welcome Chris Cillizza, who once tried to guard Allen Iverson.

Though weren't you an editor at CNN? :-)

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Chris Cillizza: Streamer, Podcast Contributor, Political Analyst, Hoya Loyalist, Dawson’s Creek Fan.

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Internet political maven Chris Cillizza

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It takes a lot of courage to talk about oneself in public, to wear, as it were, your ego (along with its self-doubts) on your sleeve. I, for one, appreciate it, even when I don't directly relate. Here's to your future!

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Awesome!!

Best news ever!!!

That is a huge internal shift, and I love you shared that. 💗

I have to say, in a looking-past-a-bit way, that I always loved your writing at CNN, and was thrilled to find you writing here. The lists of extracted comments have always been a particular favorite— those I can share with family and friends who tend to be news-avoidant— so I’m particularly glad you’re keeping them coming! 😂

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Bravo! Your self-confidence is evolving, it's so great to see this. Cheers!

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Good for you, Chris, for moving on. Many of us remember your "former" roles, and appreciate them, and still value your current role. So keep it up, and we'll be here reading and listening to you. Thanks!

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