BLIND DATE reveals our misunderstanding as to what the Presidency actually entails. We optimistically hope that our leaders are crunching facts and figures, soberly and clinically weighing options. Yet in reality, political theater is just that – jockeying to appear a “strong” leader; manipulating the public to appear to be “authentic” – or at least certain brands of carefully curated easygoing, charming, witty or brash and rowdy. Awkwardly authentic will get you nowhere – just ask Hillary Clinton. Americans are hopelessly naïve – it is indeed acting that gets the job done. (read more)