Last night my wife and I attended an excellent production at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota.

A familiar plot: Con man comes to town, identifies a "bogeyman" to sell the people a bill of goods, the country rubes are thoroughly taken in and buy his message, but by the end, the truth about his con comes out and ...

No, this wasn't about Trump, but rather a terrific production of "The Music Man!" In the end, Harold Hill falls for Marian the Librarian, confesses to little Winthrop that he is a con man, and they all live happily ever after.

I doubt that the Trump story will end happily. I doubt that we will ever see Trump have a change of heart, admit his con, and that then we will then live happily ever after. We will never see Trump willingly humble himself, admit his mistakes and take responsibility for them.

Wouldn't it be nice if real life played out like musical theater?

Bill Vensel

Rotonda West


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