Meredith Wilson’s, The Music Man, one of my favorite old-time musicals, crept up in my turntable brain yesterday and is now firmly stuck there. The incomparable late Robert Preston, who stars as “Confidence Man” Harold Hill in the 1962 movie, sings “Trouble, Right Here In River City.” Lest you think I’m calling names out of school, I’m not equating the the words in the song to Obama. However, the musical itself deals with a slick salesman who wins over a town with his high-gloss pitch. In listening to Obama’s Big Speeches that describe problems but offer no concrete solutions, I fear we’ve got trouble.
Change: It’s not just about big speeches for change. Obama did not win Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia. How can he cross the finish line in the general election? Obama lost some Kentucky precincts 77% to 17%.