The Copy Candidate


From out of the blue, another candidate for President of the United States is introduced to a gathering of reporters. They sit in stunned silence, not believing their ears or eyes.  The man is identical in appearance and charisma to a former popular, but long deceased, ex-president.

He stopped in mid-stage and turned toward the stunned audience, surveying them calmly, deliberately taking their measure before speaking.  He wore a small smile, understanding the impact he made.  After looking back and forth and waiting until every breath was silent, he spoke. “My name is Ronald Reagan.  I am declaring my candidacy for President.” After hearing his voice and watching his face, his mannerisms, those present had no doubts.  It was him.

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