For the Love of the Game

In the wake of yesterday’s tragic event, both sides of the aisle are saying all the right things (for the most part). They have condemned the violence as unacceptable and have pledged to work together in the spirit of cooperation – one Congress, one government, one country. I remain cautiously and skeptically optimistic (see “The Scorpion and the Frog”). But maybe, just maybe something good can come out of this tragedy. Perhaps it can provide a brief pause for our leaders to take a step back, gain perspective and put aside petty politics and focus on the real issues facing our country (the economy, healthcare, terrorism, tax reform or even dictators with bad haircuts developing nuclear weapons for starters). I sincerely hope our leaders can do this, if for nothing else, for the love of the game.