My dear,

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.

Frankly, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a president that’s just like the people. I don’t want a President that’s done drugs, a President that hates school as much as most of us, or a President that doesn’t read and watches TV all day. I want a President that’s been faced with the possibility of drugs and overcome it. I want a President that hates schooling as much as us, but only because they love learning that much. And I want a President that reads, that’s learnt to focus in an ADD world, and one who uses their time wisely. I want a President that understands the people, yes, but I want one that’s better than the people. I want a president that’s the embodiment of how good a person can be if they just tried.

Bringing the President down to our level isn’t something we should be proud of. Our mediocre level is quite horrible.

Falsely yours,
Clarence Seward Darrow