For no particular reason, and for every reason in the world, I thought I'd share with you something H. L. Mencken wrote almost a century that could have been--should have been -- written yesterday.

As democracy is perfected, the office [of the Presidency] 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.

--Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)

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