Friday, August 31, 2012

The Invisible Obama in the Room

Many years ago, Jimmy Stewart made a movie entitled Harvey. For those who may not have seen it, the title character, Harvey, was an invisible 6 foot tall rabbit. Stewart's character, Elwood Dowd, and Harvey were inseparable companions with Jimmy Stewart speaking for Harvey.

Clint Eastwood's skit during the RNC 2012 final evening reminded me of this classic and timeless movie. His comedic presentation was probably lost to some who cannot understand this simple, impromptu style of humor. Eastwood's performance shined just as Stewart's did so many years ago even with the well known Stewart's stutters and pauses.

Maybe some did not notice, the empty chair in the stage containing the invisible Obama was directly facing the teleprompter. Possibly this is why Eastwood was having challenges in hearing the invisible responses because they were not appearing on the teleprompter, who knows?

And this concept of invisibility goes further than just an empty chair.  With the serious challenges facing this country, many believe the President has become invisible to many US citizens especially those 23 million unemployed as well as those young people underemployed with tens of thousands of dollars in college debt.

Thanks Mr. Clint Eastwood for what possibly may be under appreciated by the younger crowd, but as someone who is 20 years your junior, I still remember Harvey and thank you for making the invisible visible.


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