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Vote For Burr

I haven’t seen Hamilton, but I’ve heard hours upon hours of it in my living room from my 10 year old daughter, who has seen it. Three times.

I always identify more with Burr than with Hamilton.

His warnings against talking too much and too loud;

“You spit, I’ma sit; we’ll see where we land”

his commitment to delaying decision;

“I’m not standing still. I am lying in wait”

his ideological flexibility;

“I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw”:

Burr’s defining character traits are maligned by Hamilton, but they seem to me underappreciated virtues, especially in an era of overheated rhetoric.

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One thought on “Vote For Burr

  1. Thanks, Rocky. This is the first piece of music I can understand in “Hamilton” — not having a ten-year-old to introduce me to it, I feel like I’ve just been hearing the same clip over and over. Burr’s flexibility does seem like something we could use right now.

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