Originally Posted by Ken Condon
He is absolutely without a doubt the most brilliant politician ever….at least in my lifetime.
Uhhhh... Ken-san, I would like to argue with that, but I think it's just a matter of defining what a politician is.

I wouldn't disagree with an assessment of him as a grately successful con man, a superior manipulator of a certain class of gullible people, a person who is unabashedly dishonest and unethical, etc.

Are those all characteristic of brilliance in a politician?

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