Tom Rath
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"Tom Rath" is an American author, researcher, and speaker whose books have sold more than 5 million copies and have been translated into sixteen languages. He is best known for his studies on strengths based leadership and wellbeing and synthesizing research findings in a series of bestselling books.

He is a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, Inc. where he spent 13 years leading Gallup's research and consulting on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing.

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Occasionally their New England roots make them a little embarrassed and awkward about showing that side of themselves.

We know how to do this... there's kind of an elegant dance, as they say.

It took each of them a little while to get used to the other and in the end this was inevitable. I don't think the governor was taken by the pressure one way or the other. I think the governor was not going to be rushed. He was going to do this on his own time.

There will be plenty of blame to go around but if you take credit for the sunshine, you also get blamed for the rain.

When you tell people at a convention that you're from New Hampshire, they tend to hold on to your hand a little longer and look into your eyes a little deeper, ... But beyond that, there was no overt, 'Are you with me if I go?'

Each treats the other with a great deal of respect. The relationships between the offices have been very professional and looking at both sides.

It required each of them getting comfortable with the other, ... My sense was that the political problem was perceived more from the outside of the relationship than from the inside.

[McCain sought his party's nomination in 2000. And during this year's Republican convention he drew quite an audience of Granite State delegates.] We had some people in that delegation who were very close to -- and great fans of -- Senator McCain, ... And they were front and center when he came, and I think that that was totally appropriate after his run four years ago.

He said he would come into office with a bipartisan attitude, and this nomination speaks to that kind of approach, ... I don't think his liberal base will desert him, and it helps with the middle of the electorate. His base is as much among the moderate wing of the Republican Party as among independents.