Okay. Octogenarian George H. W. Bush is being interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News today (Sunday). Asked by Wallace what he thinks of Barack Obama, Mr. Bush responds: “I’m very impressed with his style on the campaign and his coolness and his articulate nature. I think he can give a sentence, and it will sound like it’s been thought out by Shakespeare or something.”
So Obama may not be Henry V specifically, but clearly there's a growing suspicion that Shakesepeare has had some hand in scripting his character. Can every U.S. president be linked to a Shakespearean character or trait?
Stay tuned for the "The History of President Barack Obama, Part 1."
Gerard Manley Hopkins and Shakespeare
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