There was a popular saying among Santa Cruz public school children in the 1950s and 60s: “Anyone can become President.”
That kind of sentiment is literally true in a vibrant, participatory, inclusive democracy.
But today almost no common citizen can possibly become President. The job is limited to political scoundrels who serve the interests of corporate lobbyists, the military-industrial complex, political bosses, and foreign autocrats, and who pledge to usurp power from the people’s Congressional representatives.
Real Republicans, real Democrats, and real human beings are frozen out of the job.