High Hopes

With both the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries behind us, both the Democrats and the Republicans are well on their way to picking the final candidates for the 2016 presidential race. Unfortunately, the next nine months are sure to be grim, with plenty of mudslinging, name-calling, dirty secrets, and general nastiness on the part of the candidates, the media, and the public at large.

While I can’t do anything to change that, I can provide a little levity. Check out this YouTube video of Frank Sinatra singing at a political rally for John F. Kennedy during Kennedy’s 1960 run for the White House. Pure gold.

Try to imagine a popular singer (Bruno Mars or Beyoncé perhaps?) singing that song about your favorite candidate. Now imagine the candidate actually getting elected afterward instead of being laughed off the stage . . .

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