We watched as the national media turned into some sort of strange concoction of “The National Enquirer” and “The Candidate” nightly. Just like in “The Candidate”, the stage was set for a new Bill McKay, zero political experience, plucked from obscurity by a Democratic operative and prepped to run against a popular GOP senator. Lardner’s script deftly outlined McKay’s gradual abandonment of his principles as he grows increasingly comfortable with the moral ambiguities of the campaign trail. But what viewers clearly remembered long after the screen went dark, was Redford’s sympathetic portrayal of a good man seduced by the mere prospect of power….POWER, POLITICAL POWER, such a Fata Morgana! How many succumbed to her Siren song?
President-Elect Donald Trump has changed things for good, with Democrats left wondering what went wrong. Some are already calling for First Lady Michelle Obama to run against him in 2020. Given the turn of events that recently took place, that prospect does seem entirely achievable with high chances of accomplishing the goal!
I am left wondering how the fabric of the country has been changed so completely over the past year. Will we ever get back to being that happy-go-lucky United States that argued over trifle matters like a reality show, Pokeman GO and the Samsung 7? Is it time to start re-friending, re-following, and un-blocking everyone we banished from our digital lives over the past year? I might leave some people in virtual timeout until at least after the inauguration, no names, you know who you are.
Amid the turmoil of the election, and especially the election results, one of the greatest poets of our times quietly slipped away…Leonard Cohen, the man, the singer, the poet, musician, composer died…the world is left a little darker, quieter, and thousands will miss his genius. Politics don’t matter to him anymore, he’ll never take Manhattan again, he will not dance till the end of the world and his sudden demise does make the world a little darker…in the end, it’s how you live that matters!
I do hope that my little political digression did not alienate too many of my readers and friends, we are all entitled to an opinion, and we should all learn to agree to disagree!
Best of luck to our President-Elect Donald Trump, we are destined as a nation to do great things, I am sure he will surround himself with visionary men and women that will do everything in their powers for the well-being of all the American citizens, democrats and republicans alike! And if anybody is well-deserving of being the First Daughter, I have to say Ivanka Trump is on the top of my list! On a positive note, we will definitely have one of the most beautiful First Ladies in the world, and she comes from Eastern Europe, just like me and so many of my friends! Just think about it, growing up none of us could have imagined that this is even possible…Life beats the movie every time!!