I didn't interpret John's post that way, for what it's worth.
He was simply commenting on why Annie was such a hit in 1977. It had A LOT to do with where our country was at the time. I hate to say it but that is why Annie doesn't work so well today (and the fact that it's done-to-death). The audiences ROARED with laughter at every single political joke and reference back in 1977, and through the subsequent tours. It was topical.
John's comment about our changing world was just that, a comment. Reagan and Bush DID change the direction of our country whether we like that change or not.
I hardly saw him soliciting for one candidate or another.
As for it not being appropriate for this forum, I also disagree (for all the reasons above). Heck, we've discussed everything on this forum; from clothing styles to haircuts to tv shows of the 80s. And one could argue that the endless discussions about DD's auditions are not for this forum, either.
I'm just saying
Posted on Mar 28, 2008, 2:08 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52