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F Roberts

I've seen the show multiple times, including it's origin at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and i can assure you the show is not referring to any current or recent president. The dialogue and the references you cite are taken from history, not current politics, which is what makes this show so fantastic. It is a timeless piece. "Maverick' (, 'cowboy', 'uniter', references to the central bank, etc., were all in the show before the last presidential election. The show was written well before the most recent election, before Obama was even a nominee. That being understood, the comparisons are really eerie. Did we elect a 'rock star'? (And on another note, i have not seen anyone refer to the irony that this populist was the founder of the Democrat party which was responsible for the 'the Indian Question'.) The show is brilliant.

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