Sgt. Pepper

9 Oct

Since we took a look at David Bowie’s Major Tom yesterday, we’ll stick with the military theme and see whether rock’s most famous officer, Sgt. Pepper, can cut it as a political candidate.

Sgt. Pepper clearly has the attributes of an attractive candidate.

He’s not a newcomer. It was 20 years ago that he taught the band to play. Teaching the band to play also shows he has leadership skills. And he’s done a good job. As the lyrics tell us, the band is “guaranteed to raise a smile.”

Those smiles mean folks are in a good mood and enjoying themselves when they see Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – and that can translate to a warm reception on the campaign trail.

Sgt. Pepper also knows how to work the crowd. The lyrics could be the opening lines of any political stump speech:

It’s wonderful to be here, it’s certainly a thrill.

You’re such a lovely audience, we’d like to take you home with us.

Lastly, Sgt. Pepper knows how to delegate. After warming up the crowd, he has no trouble sharing the spotlight with “the one and only Billy Shears,” the singer who “wants you all to sing along.”

Final thoughts: No apparent downside with Sgt. Pepper as a candidate. His name is on an album that many consider the most important record in rock’n’roll history. Looks like he’s primed to make a similar impact on the world of politics.

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