Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bernie Looking for America

Okay, I admit it, I'm a sap for Simon and Garfunkel. 
But this has got to be the greatest political ad ever.
No words. It's one of those videos you see played before the candidate walks on the stage at a rally, but played as a political ad it is very effective: It says, okay, he's an old guy. But he's exciting people about the best things in America. It's completely positive.

In the world of this video, Donald Trump and the haters are irrelevant.  What matters is that kid carrying the calf.

It makes you dream. It makes you think: if we are ever going to see the upper 1/10 of 1% pay their share, if we are ever going to have a rebalancing away from a country of super rich owning the huge slice of the pie and everyone else in the small slice, it's going to take a revolution and as unlikely as it seems, it is just as unlikely some frumpy old guy would ever generate such excitement. Because it should not work is just the reason to believe it might just happen.

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