In related news, Leonard Pitts, Jr., asks
I freely admit that, if challenged to name the head of state in, say, Burkina Faso, I’d have to look it up. But then, I am not running for president. That is, I am not putting myself before my fellow citizens asking that they trust me to steer the ship of state through choppy waters of budgetary challenge, national security and international diplomacy.
In that context, it’s hard to overstate the gall of a Gary Johnson. But the fact that such uninformed — even broadly ignorant — people capture attention and votes and that one of them may even be our next president, also offers a vivid illustration of the unserious nation we have become.