No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas.
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.
Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.
The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine.