On October 23, 2016, Lionel of the United States (LOTUS) announces his independent write-in candidacy to be the 45 th President of the United States (POTUS). Be a part of the #LOTUS4POTUS revolution. He promises to provide via the magic of raucous (out)spoken word and the immaculate twang of bluegrass a thorough dissection of issues that plague and concern our noble republic. Think Mort Sahl meets Ted Talks. Think Dick Gregory meets Irving R. Levine. Or, think what legendary record producer Jerry Wexler wrote of his friend Lionel: “He wears the mantle of Lenny Bruce, with Lenny’s own tropisms.” And no higher praise exists. Appearing with LOTUS will be his bluegrass trio Lock ‘n Load, with the inimitable and ineffable Bob Harris, flatpicker extraordinaire, and banjo master Bob Sutor. This information was leaked deliberately for your personal reference and enjoyment without the assistance of foreign espionage.