Who is our Macron?

Gonna Fly Now, the theme from Rocky, is widely recognized as an anthem for the underdog more than 40 years after the movie’s release. And appropriately so, it is some fine music from what is still one of my top 5 all-time favorite movies.

In the midst of the ongoing craziness that now defines our national politics in the U.S., a visitor from abroad last week brought a good reminder of an underdog political story that should be an inspiration for all raging moderates that there is hope yet.

That visitor would be Emmanuel Macron. A lot more Americans are probably able to name the President of France after his visit to the U.S. last week included a well-publicized state dinner at the White House. And he represents one of the great political underdog stories of the modern era. Continue reading