Seems like a well-reasoned argument to me. Powerfully symbolic in this particular election year as well.
It would also resonate mightily, as Bell points out, coming from THE Olympian – there is no Olympian with more medals – to serve as an example of what America is as well as what the country continues to aspire to be, and the country’s vision of how it wishes to lead.
P.S. Dear Michael – as a fellow tennis fan, I also know you’ve been quoted this year as supporting the current World Number One, a reigning international champion like yourself. I support that. That makes sense.
I also know that as far back as 2008 you were also a Rafa fan!
A fighter! Another Titanic champion (doing his best in challenging circumstances to set good examples for those who come after)!
You know what it is to offer broad diplomatic support, to show yourself a man of principle who can see beauty and power and strength in diversity, to make an international statement.
Do the right thing! Like Uncle Joe Biden told us, “We’re Americans! COME ON!!”
- Love, Rooo