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. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.