The Happy Warrior is the one who is the cream that rises to the top – whether the arena is futbol or politics. We don’t know who that will be for the GOP in the upcoming 2012 presidential election, but our Happy Warrior will have the ability to get back up every time they get knocked down by presumptuous and pompous fools. They’ll also continue to be confident and secure in their own skins. Their opponents are always dour, humorless, and complaining about how tough life is in the arena of politics. For the people I am talking about, the arena of politics is a wonderful place to enjoy the arts of political leadership and persuasion.
The video below features the great Brazilian player, Ronaldinho. I have no idea, nor do I care to know, his politics. In my opinion, he is the happy warrior in futbol. You will see how much fun that he has compared to his opponents.
The following are the beginning lyrics of the song, Tubthumping, performed by the band, Chumbawamba.
The truth is, I thought it mattered
I thought that music mattered.
But does it? Bollocks! Not compared to how people matter
We’ll be singing, when we’re winning, we’ll be singing
I get knocked down, but I get up again.
You nay ever gonna keep me down.