A moron in the White House is the zenith of democracy

An excerpt of a letter in the FT.  These are the words of the American essayist H.L. Menchen’s when writing in the Baltimore Sun in 1920.

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.  On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron”.

And this was written 80 years before George W!

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