Henry Rollins: America the Selfish

Let's inject a little lifeblood into the 2012 presidential race. 

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The writing’s on the wall. The 2012 presidential race is shaping up to be a truly dispiriting, lackluster slog. Herman Cain and Rick Perry keep making news for all the wrong reasons. Like the “Red Shirts” in a Star Trek landing party, they’re both conspicuously doomed. In our heart of hearts, we know it’s going to come down to Obama – whose soaring proposals of the 2008 campaign have been, for the most part, stuck in Beltway traffic for four years – and Romney, whose chief selling point is that he’s probably not a raving lunatic. The nation deserves better. 

Big Think would like to inject a little lifeblood into the campaign trail. Like his hero, Abraham Lincoln, our candidate is an autodidact with strong convictions and an open mind. A tireless, passionate problem-solver who’s not afraid to ask the tough questions and hash out solutions mano a mano with his fiercest opponents. Most importantly, perhaps, he believes in America’s promise and is mad as hell about the many ways in which our nation has gone off the rails. We’re talking, of course, about Henry Rollins, one-man media industry and former frontman of the hardcore punk band, Black Flag.


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