On the dumbing-down of our public discourse

Los Altos, CA

Eisenhower was the first Presidential candidate to hire a Madison Avenue advertising agency. It's great idea was to paint Adlai Stevenson as "an egghead" because he wasted far too many sentences discussing issues. Wonderful contribution to Democracy.

Used to be voters couldn't understand anything that didn't fit on a bumper-sticker. Now, with Twitter, we're up to 140 characters ! Things are improving by leaps and bounds.

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