“As Cruz is beginning to look like Gray Davis-lite, voters are looking around saying that they really don’t like politicians,” said Englander. “And the only non-politician with a chance of winning is Arnold.”
Increasingly, people want the un-political person in office. Politics — and, perhaps, Business — is one of the only jobs in which being completely unqualified can actually help you. If I applied for a programming job with the platform “I’ve used lots of software, but I’ve never done programming work,” I’d get laughed out of the interview. But, if Conan, The Gipper before him, The “Thief-in-Cheif,” or Jesse says, “I’ve been a citizen but I’ve never done political work,” suddenly, being under-qualified for the job makes them The People’s #1. It’s enough to turn an otherwise happy-go-lucky man into a Mencken.
-What is best in life?
– The open steppe, fleet horse, falcon on your wrist, wind in your hair!
– WRONG! Conan, what is best in life?
– To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.