Just occurred to me lately that we have all been guilty of mislabeling our marvelous leader.
He is not really a politician because during his time in legislative bodies he neither generated or passed any significant legislation, and his main reaction to the work of others was a neutral “present” in response.
He is not really a leader because he makes it a point not to sully his days by meeting with those who don’t wholeheartedly agree with him to draft workable compromises.
He is most definitely not a military person since he never wore the uniform and has made it clear that one of his goals is to diminish the strength of that sector.
So what exactly is he?
When things get hectic in D. C. he jets off into the wild blue and makes speeches in a variety of venues. The last lecture he gave in Missouri was more than one hour in length. Have pity on those poor (paid?) backgrounders who had to appear interested through that kind of an ordeal and applaud on cue.
We have to conclude that our main man is at heart a professor. He delights in reading his Teleprompter message to groups of people. Maybe not quite as entertaining as a grandpa reading fairy tales to the grandkids, but possibly as soporific.
As a prof he is not expected to accomplish anything besides telling other people what they should be doing. His speeches are highly idealistic so no one can criticize their content. We have learned from him that if everyone was making exactly the same amount of money, greed would go away, hugs would abound and happiness would reign supreme.
And perhaps the best part of the whole arrangement is that when he has finished teaching us what he knows and we don’t, there will be no test. How can it get any better than that?