Quora Asks…

Someone asked, “Why are the presidential candidates so lame this year?”

I answered:

Back in the dim and distant past of the year 2000 when George W. Bush was running against Al Gore, Jr., comedian Lewis Black had the following observation:

In my lifetime we’ve gone from Ike to G.W. Bush.

In my lifetime we’ve gone from JFK to Albert Gore.

If this is evolution, in a few years we’re going to be voting for PLANTS!

Long, long before that, newspaper columnist Henry Louis Mencken said:

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.

Ladies and gentlemen, this may be the election year for Phil O’Dendron.

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