UPDATE: I should have done my usual checking, as the quote appears inaccurate, with the word “narcissistic” added. The correct quote is given in the comments, which is still pretty good, though we’ve had people close to downright morons in the Oval Office before.
As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
The prescient and always entertaining H. L. Mencken, writing nearly a hundred years ago: