I try very hard to avoid any kind of political reporting, especially since we are more than 14 months away from the presidential election. Plus our news media is far more interested in polls, sensational arguments, and the flavor of the moment than they are about analyzing actual issues.

However, I stumbled across something this week that’s just too hard to ignore.

In an piece about a focus group explaining why they support Donald Trump, someone was quoted as saying “He’s like one of us.”.

Considering this woman, described as a “former dog breeder”, is likely a long, looong way from Trump’s social and economic class, and probably shares very few of his actual political views, her remark immediately enters the top ten dumbest things anyone has ever said.

Right up there with “That bear is more afraid of you than you are of him.” and “I’ll be rich as soon as the wire transfer from Nigeria comes through.”