Mencken’s Prophecy Vindicated?

Way back in 1920, the great H.L. Mencken offered the following forecast for the future of the presidency:

“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.”

Behold the proof: Barack Obama.


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