"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." — H. L. Mencken
"There's a sucker born every minute." — P. T. Barnum
Likely their final impressions, too.
PS 1 — Some debate as to whether or not Barnum actually uttered his famous six. But he nevertheless later embraced it. So, it's his.
PS 2 — Sorry for the cynical six, but this is what happens when I watch too many cable TV news/talk shows, which often feature numbskull politicians addressing their numbskull constituents. (Who else WOULD they elect, except a fellow numbskull?)
Can I hitch a ride in that handbasket?