And people wonder why we don’t see high-quality, or even “normal” people, run for public office. First you have to submit financial information beyond even what the IRS wants. Then the real fun starts. The opposition sends in an army of lawyers looking into everything you’ve ever said or written. They’ll talk to your enemies, ex-spouses if you have any, former business partners, their ex-spouses and disgruntled former subordinates. Journalists will make stuff up. Hollywood and TV entertainers will imitate you unflatteringly, mock you and call you everything evil. They’ll dig into your children’s lives and post their pictures everywhere. Strangers will forward invented emails and internet hoaxes. Your photos will be photo-shopped and posted on the internet. Hope to goodness that you have no real photos or cell-phone captures that might be embarrassing.
And now they hack into your private emails and post them online.
This is the most despicable and truly anti-democratic move I’ve seen in my lifetime in America.