Why Obama reminds me of Evita

As I watch the saga of the current Presidential administration play out on the Internet, television, and newspapers, I can not help but be reminded of one of my favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals when I recently heard the POTUS utter the phrase, "I love you back. If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill" at a political rally in North Carolina.  This desire to be desired by the masses is eerily similar to another populist who stood at a window in the Buenos Aires' Casa Rosado palace singing for the people's hearts and minds, simultaneously managing to drive a wealthy nation in bankruptcy and third rate status - Evita Duarte Peron. I love you and hope you love me...Don't cry for me Argentina - Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber Now I confess, I am an admitted Anglophile who cheered when British Prime Minister, Lady Margaret Thatcher, her forces to victory over Argentines during the invasion of the British Falkland Islands in 1982.  But, I still have...(Read Full Post)