Robert Redford, being interviewed by the BBC regarding his Sundance Festival which he is heading to London to promote, was rather forthright in his views on a variety of subjects. But his comment on current American politics, caught my ear.
Describing the American Way, he said that his country was "determined on winning, as you can see in our current political campaign. It's all about winning, and it's about the ego attached to winning, and what people will do and say, just to win".
Does that mean that winning has become the only objective for American politicians? The sole priority in the political process, which then encourages them to say anything to win? And once they have won, are they merely working to win again, instead of working on the country's behalf?
After all, if big egos are attached, it's very difficult not to satisfy those egos by doing whatever it takes.
Have American politicians lost their way, or is Redford speaking from his ivory tower?
What do you think?