Another swift though modest proposal.
I, political commentator that I am, was re-reading King Lear, the part when Gonorrhea said to Regan, “Oh, you’re such a ho,” and it occurred to me that there is something wrong in America.
Allow me then to propose a tiny amendment to the constitution:
From this day forth, all presidential candidates shall poll no higher than one percent on name recognition.
The implication is clear: any candidate who is known to the public is immediately disqualified from sitting in a curule chair on the White House lawn.
This is, I think, a small price to pay for living in a vibrant democracy (well, pseudodemocracy–it’s as good as it gets).
I’d also like to propose another tweak (distant pun intended): elections shall take no longer than six weeks after the pistol at the starting gate has been discharged and no campaign donations shall be solicited; rather there shall be five televised debates (instantly available on social media) and one arm wrestling contest.
If you find merit in these ideas, you may circulate them and later congratulate yourself for being a fine, empowered citizen.