I used to think that about Reagan, then about Dubya but it seems to be only getting worse.
Whether its standing on an aircraft carrier with a banner behind you stating "Mission Accomplished" or ranting about expelling foreigners these populist candidates employ the worst kind of lowest common denominator pandering to appeal to people who seem to thrive on fear and xenophobia.
I admit that things are not going great in the world but then they never are except that the candidates keep getting dumber and dumber. All we need now is a Trump and Palin combo running for the White House. Americans would be better off with Fred and Barney. It almost makes me miss the days of "Bedtime for Bonzo".
The fractured red versus blue state divide seems to be feeding this anomaly. It's uppity urbanite versus God fearing, gun tottin' rural voter. Only the divide is only being magnified it seems.
How else do you explain Trump.
Spewing populist propaganda helped Hitler too but only for a time