355 – “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.”

–Henry L Mencken

Quote Number:  1080

Source: Mencken, Henry L. “Bayard vs. Lionheart.” The Baltimore Evening Sun. July 26, 1920.

Source Notes: Another source is supposedly Mencken, Henry L. On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. 1996.


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