After all the sugary rhetoric aimed at the emotional ego of voters that is required to get elected, the pragmatic utterances of governance put forth by a victorious politician that is necessary for directing a modern state can only be appreciated by the mind’s very secondary component, its intellect. Thus is caused a much deflated tone of political inspiration, significantly killing off the elected’s popularity and dragging down his party’s popularity as well.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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