When it comes to politics, does life imitate art, or does art imitate life. As we’ve seen — again — this year, an election campaign is as much about theatrics as it is about substance, perhaps more so.
And as long as you’re in a voting mood, and have nothing to do while you wait for the polls to close, let’s consider art as it relates to politics.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.