Cue the naysayers.
Cue the critics.
They may be the same people who started in on Donald Trump. They may be different people all together.
Here’s my two cents:
- An organization who has become complacent and predictable sometimes needs a chance of scenery to shake up their routine. A shake up in routine is good to keep an organization and its members on their toes with a focus on the mission.
- Sub-point: The U.S. Senate already has comedian Al Franken among their members.
- The U.S. political structure was originally designed NOT for professional politicians, but for citizen leaders. The idea was to not create monarchs and dynasties, but to allow the citizens to run their own country.
- Sub-point: Brash and outspoken former professional wrestler Jessie “The Body” Ventura ran for governor in Minnesota. By all accounts, his leadership led to some improvements in that state. He then left quietly after one term.
- Sub-point: George Washington reluctantly accepted a commission in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He tried to quietly go away after the war, but reluctantly served as President. He was also the person who set the decorum of only serving two terms (which wasn’t codified in law until someone shunned the tradition). He quietly retired to Mount Vernon to be a citizen.
I say bring on Kid Rock. Bring on Ted Nugent. Bring on anyone willing to step up and provide some diversity of thought and action.
Also published on Medium.