A make believe campaign speech provided by George Will. It’s good. Actually, it reminds me of the National Convention speech given by Senator Ivy in Evolve, Part 3: Emergent Order.
Here is Will’s opener:
“I am not running to be your friend, because I hope you pick your friends from among people you actually know and for reasons unrelated to politics. And I will not insult your intelligence by claiming to feel your pain, which really is yours. Neither will I tell you that as president I would pacify distant mobs. I am running just to make government somewhat less destructive, to partially ameliorate the country’s largest afflictions and to make the world a bit less dangerous.”