Mood: crushed out
Topic: "Vote Frodo (Not)"(7)
Frodo was again asked "the" question. Again, he was appreciative, flattered, and dismissive. Frodo might enjoy helping run a campaign, for somebody else, but he would be less effective than his friend "Falzone for America." Frodo might also compose a lot of good arguments to help support the best candidate in almost any electoral contest, but Merry of the Fellowship is a professional and would grab the jugular of the lesser opponent and rip it out of the physical body. It is not that Frodo lacks leadership skills or the qualifications to meet such a challenge, it's just, well, he likes talking to himself.
Frodo, understand this dear reader, is no Tom Eagleton. Frodo likes sitting atop a keyboard and telling it what he wants it to say in response. Sometimes, he has found, he comes up with some pretty solid stuff, and that comes without having any idea where he was going when he started to type. If Frodo were not tone deaf, he could aver that he composes, musically, and that the lyrics come tied to a tune, or vice-versa. Frodo imagines, for example, that Pete Seeger knew what the words were going to be, and that he placed the music with the flowers picked by young girls, every one. Frodo does something similar, and that is why a few words from the artistry of this generation open the mind of the reader herein.
It has been argued that Frodo does not have the courage (he will not argue if the word "money' is used instead) exhibited by those who do run, even if they are buffoons. One said, specifically, that all of Frodo's "big words" become "just talk," if he does not stand up for the working man, or those who fall well below the 1% level that so many young people reference these days.
Doris Kearns Goodwin has, to Frodo's knowledge, never held political office. Neither have Robert Frost nor Thomas Friedman, but who among us has failed to stop, and to listen, to what each has to say? Frodo should be so fortunate to command the respect that the words that emanate from those keyboards elicit. That is what Frodo wants, to make the reader do whatever he wants, to laugh, to cry, to think, and to come back time and again.
Besides, he could only run for re-election once, then he'd have to get a job.