The previous post is of course about the comparisons (as this blogger sees them) between current Democratic primary candidate Mike Gravel, and 1972 US presidential election hopeful George McGovern. The post ended on a hopeful note. Allow me to rain on my own parade then, by following in the footsteps of the late Hunter S Thompson, and quoting to you - as he did in Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (p.480) - a magazine ad from the McDonald's Corporation, one the main contributors to the Nixon 1972 campaign:
PRESS ON. NOTHING IN THE WORLD CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF PERSISTENCE. TALENT WILL NOT: NOTHING IS MORE COMMON THAN UNSUCCESSFUL MEN WITH TALENT. GENIUS WILL NOT: UNREWARDED GENIUS IS ALMOST A PROVERB. EDUCATION ALONE WILL NOT: THE WORLD IS FULL OF EDUCATED DERELICTS. PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION ALONE ARE OMNIPOTENT.
Christ, and people thought Super Size Me was sinister. A prescient sentiment? Let's fucking hope not.