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Diatain t1_izdfm62 wrote

My first thought was "This guy's 18, the fuck does he know about politics and elected office?"

Then I remembered the last 6 years and yeah alright, let's see what he can do. He couldn't possibly be worse, right?


macroober t1_izeb14t wrote

Exactly and remember that the town was run down with “adults” at the helm, so what’s to lose?


mocxed t1_izetr7a wrote

Sorta the same mindset Trump voters had


Dorocche t1_izf01wt wrote

They weren't wrong about needing a breath of fresh air and hating career politicians. They were just wrong about all the fascism.


Snoo74895 t1_izffv8b wrote

The point is that they let that desire which you feel is legitimate overshadow any concerns they had about the way that breath of fresh air was going to come about.


TParis00ap t1_izf672z wrote

Honestly, it's a municipal mayorship - doesn't need a lot of pre-knowledge. You can learn on the job without messing up too much. This isn't L.A.


sgame23 t1_izfcks7 wrote

That's the magic of trump. No one else truly made me believe like anything was possible. Like I was qualified to be PotUS. Even GWB was a fighter pilot. I know dude came off has a simpleton, but I'm sure the guy wasn't the functional retard that we got with Trump. And we somehow survived him! If we can survive him, I'm a firm believer I couldn't possibly fuck up bad enough that people can't survive me. Remember everyone. Regardless of how smart you are, anyone can grow up to be the leader of the free world! (Having a few billion dollars doesn't hurt though)


Deyvicous t1_izfnhee wrote

The same that probably most local government does. You don’t go to school specifically to become a mayor. I’m not really sure it even pays much. It’s almost like a volunteer position.

If you ever look at local ballots, it’s just random ass names and descriptions like “mother and real estate agent”. Oh yea that sounds like a well qualified vote!


Stevesd123 t1_izefhgb wrote

They elected a senile old potato named Joe. Anything can happen.


Leduesch t1_izeiloe wrote

Well, the alternative was a senile, old, mad, perverted, treasonus, dumb as fuck conman.

So all in all they chose right, wouldn't you agree?


dabasauras-rex t1_izeke1u wrote

It’s a meme to say that but I don’t think senile means what you think it means. Just cause someone is old doesn’t automatically make them “senile”


VikingMilo t1_izetv6n wrote

People call him senile because he seems to forget what he’s talking about mid sentence


dabasauras-rex t1_izewfje wrote

He had a long history of gaffes and misspeaks long before he was an old dude. I think he had a bad stutter as A kid that he’s worked through. Frankly he’s not super eloquent and never has been. Wouldn’t be shocked if age has maybe exacerbated it… but honestly my grandparents weren’t nearly as sharp as him at that age. He’s got crazy energy for someone that old. (Obviously my preference is for much younger presidents but here we are 🤷🏼‍♂️)


MaxillaryOvipositor t1_izeucqf wrote

I do that too. When I'm baked.


dabasauras-rex t1_izewgla wrote

Mystery solved - Joe is just baked


Captinhairybely t1_izfef9c wrote

And here we are... full circle to potato


dabasauras-rex t1_izfrap9 wrote

I’ll take a generally patriotic and altruistic potato over a fascist domestic terrorist Putin loving Cheeto