On Saturday, Ecuador held national elections for a new “citizens’ council” plus mayoral elections in Quito and other cities.
In Quito, a radio shock jock won the mayor’s race with a runoff-proof plurality of just more than 20 percent of the vote.
You can guess this guy’s politics — predictably, there’s already a meme showing him with a distinctive blond combover, way too many stars around his name, and a phonetic rendition of “Make Quito Great Again.”
Buffoonery isn’t unconstitutional, but it sure is contagious. And now that it’s been “presidented” in the most high-profile office in the world, we’re going to be living with copycats for a very long time.