People who genuinely respect the American experiment are almost universally considered nerds, but I might as well out myself as one of those nerds right now. The genius of the American system is that it's not a true democracy, and various checks and balances keep the rabble from destroying the country. Although, after 200+ years, it's all creaking under the weight of excessive bureaucracy and the exceptional assholes on both sides. The next few decades are going to be... interesting.I mean yes this article is exceptional but in the end he's not wrong. Call it cliched but that whole "look at the average voter to see why democracy doesn't work" joke is funny because it's true. I'm not advocating for totalitarianism, just saying that perhaps popularity isn't the best factor for deciding who should rule the nation.