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  • Corvus Corax

    When the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second
    and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself
    felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most
    devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the
    notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by
    year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents,
    more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty
    ideal. 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. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)