Now I am sure many here are familiar with Sir Paul McCartney's endorsement of Barack Obama...
Now, the endorsement of one of the world's biggest music icons clearly has some currency.
“Hi. This is a message to our North American fans mainly. As you know, tomorrow, Nov. 6, is voting day and we would like to urge you to get out there and vote. Very important. Three of the guys are American in the band,” he began.
“We voted already,” says drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., standing behind McCartney.
“Voted by mail, baby,” guitarist Brian Ray adds.
“They voted already. And you know who they voted for?,” McCartney asked.
“Obama!,” Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson and Abe Laboriel Jr. say in unison.
But did you know that Paul McCartney has godlike powers to see the future? He does!
Really! I have proof!
You see, way back in the 1960s, not-yet-Sir Paul foresaw the consequences of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling on campaign financing.
I'm telling you. The man knew what was coming... and then proceeded to write songs about it to warn future generations of Yuppies of the peril to civilization.
Yet, the Nostradamus-like powers of Paul also saw through to the happy ending, that as corrosive as mega-billions of billionaires' money would be on the conduct of American elections of the coming 21st Century (that's us right now!), in the end the law of diminishing returns would save the day.
Because, at the end of the day, in a world where people have families, homes and need for roads, schools, electricity, warmth, running water and every so often life comes at a person sideways... money's nice.
But, at least election-wise...money can't buy you love.
Moral of story: Today's leading crop of Republicans should have listened to more Beatles growing up and less Pat Boone.
It gets even better. Long ago, Paul McCartney anticipated the post-first debate slump, and wrong this cheer-up to the President that America still had his back.
That in other words...
I'm telling you, Paul McCartney the singer is an unsung Nostradamus.
What other messages to the future are embedded in old Beatles and Wings songs? Hmmm.... :)