As far as organizing and breaking down situations and things like that, my mom is just incredible. She's really taught me how to analyze things and she just has incredible insights into things. And it's interesting because she's also shown me how something like that plays out in your personal life...
One of the things is that her approach to politics and her approach to life in general are very similar in the way that she analyzes things and the insights. Sometimes I'll be talking to her and I'll have a problem and she'll just 'do the math' on a situation so quickly. It's the same way in a political discussion with my mom, she'll just 'do the math' on a situation really quickly and explain all the components going on at once... She just has this incredible scope of knowledge and she's just really good at a bunch of things. I think she balances it all really well.