There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Thank you, Quazi!
Besides that with statements like this "The country doesn't know it yet, but it has created a monster, a monster in the form of millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence" after Vietnam it makes him look like what those in the military call a buddy ****er or Blue Falcon.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
"To be fair, it's been claimed that one of Kerry's mistakes (besides being godawful uncharismatic and having a face that makes you want to start a prozac habit) is that he didn't proactively take on the swiftboat idiocy. Hysterically, he believed that if he ignored idiocy, it would be like ignoring an internet troll, thus depriving them of their source of power and making them go away. Didn't quite turn out that way."
Point being, being president or merely running for president is entirely irrelevant. What is very relevant is that ignoring stupidity does not always work.