For most of the campaign

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For most of the campaign, Willie exhibits the same qualities which he demonstrated in Mason  County, and he is idealistic enough to believe that he does have a chance to become governor, even  though he knows about the crooked machinations of the political system of the state. He is also  idealistic enough to think that what the people want to hear is the truth and a program for good  government, backed with dry facts and statistical figures — even though he knows how the people in  Mason County responded to his campaign against giving the contract for the schoolhouse to J. H.  Moore. Willie Stark is dazzled by the prospect of becoming governor, and he is stubborn enough and  single-minded enough to keep polishing his speech and delivering it, even after he becomes aware  that it is not effective. When Willie Stark discovers that he is being used, however, several things change, and when he 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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