Spinning It

Louise Brown walks down King Street during a Black Lives Matter march, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The event honored the Emanuel AME Church shooting victims. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

I hope you are not as tired of the marathon 2015 -16 presidential campaign as me. Just when I think it can’t get any worse it does.  How many times in one hour can the talking heads repeat the same thought or can Anderson Cooper and Sean Hannity analyze again what they’ve already vastly over analyzed? How  did we survive all those years without the seemingly infinite lineup of  experts on CNN, Fox News and the other cable news networks telling us what to think or what may or may not happen next?  How in the world did our parents and grandparents make up their minds on which candidates would get their votes? Enough of my cynicism! Indulge me as I shift gears to share something significant that I have noticed about this run for the White House.  Completely missed by the talking heads is that apparently all the candidates are believing the Bible when it says, “…all things work for the good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Apparently, “all things” includes getting beat like a drum.

How else can we explain the fact that when all the other wanta bees dropped out they stood before their supporters with beaming smiles and sparkling, bleached-white teeth claiming that everything is still wonderful. In all my years watching sports, I have never seen losing coaches put a positive spin of coming in second. But political candidates do it all the time. It is just one more lie. Perhaps there is a clue for the rest of us in all this political hoop la.  Defeat is seldom as bad as it seems, is not final as long as you are still breathing and is only as bad as you allow it to make you feel. Take away: Next time things don’t go your way, spin it like a candidate.

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