Gore Vidal  (1925-2012) American author and essayist, in The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, 1992.

“Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won’t be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it.  Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.”

  —  Gore Vidal  (1925-2012) American author and essayist, in The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, 1992.

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