Has a nation’s political future ever been more uncertain than it is right now in America? For the purposes of this piece, no. It has not. Obama’s support has thinned, and Republicans are putting forth presidential candidates under the assumption that eight crazy people equals one sane person.
This country needs a leader. Not only someone who would make the right choices, but someone who carries with him an aura of confidence and dignity, so that we may know the path we are being led down is the right one.
And that man is (sorry, Rick Perry) Morgan Freeman.
Mr. Freeman is everything this nation looks for in a leader, a figurehead, a representative, and a person. He’s the most presidential person in this country, and he’s never really involved himself in politics. In case you’re not sold right away, I’ve prepared some talking points as to why Morgan Freeman is this nation’s last great hope.
I’m drifting off just thinking about how soothing his voice is when he’s talking about a serial killer’s tendencies in a high-tension film like Se7en. Now, think about that same voice talking about the debt ceiling and what it means for our G8 status. You fell asleep just THINKING about that, didn’t you? Don’t lie. You did.
His voice, combined with his ability to read a speech, would make the State of the Union appointment television even for someone as politically agnostic as me. Freeman could wipe out a hostile nation with a powerful speech and a stern look into the camera.
As best I can tell, Morgan Freeman has only really played one bad guy in his life, and that’s Sloan in Wanted. Considering no one who saw Wanted is a registered voter, I’m not even sure this is going to be an issue. Time in and time out, Morgan Freeman has played a bastion of integrity and wisdom like no other actor in this or any generation. OK. Maybe Gregory Peck, but I just don’t believe that this country is ready to elect a dead man as president.
In fact, the only actor that could give the Painted Warrior a run for his money is Tom Hanks. Honestly, I don’t like Freeman’s odds if he’s up against Tom Hanks. I don’t like ANYONE’S odds if they’re up against Tom Hanks. But if the field remains Hanks-free (and I have hired several operatives to ensure it does) then it should be smooth sailing for Freeman.