There is a good Jim Messina and a bad Jim Messina. The good Jim Messina was a member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins and Messina. With Kenny Loggins he recorded “Same Old Wine” in 1971 for Sittin’ In, their first album. It’s a slowly burning number about politics. The opening verse goes exactly like this:
Well we give them the election
They keep filling our heads full of lies
Can we trust in new directons
When their promises are in disguise
Well someday the truth will catch up
I just hope it don’t catch us all by surprise
It’s downhill from there, but that’s a pretty good verse. Loggins and Messina recorded the song in 1971 and it remains timely, at least through the first verse.
The bad Jim Messina is the Obama campaign manager. He has recorded the video below to reassure Obama supporters that all is proceeding according to plan. Jim Geraghty comments here. Here’s hoping: “Someday the truth will catch up.”
NOTE: Sorry for the typos in the original edition of this post. I know the era of Loggins and Messina; I saw them performing on the Boston Common in the summer of 1972, warming up for John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. It was a slightly good show. They were still performing “Same Old Wine” during their reunion tour a few years ago.