So Close . . .
(image via donkeyhotey.)
He can taste it.
"A career politician finally smelling the White House is not much different from a bull elk in the rut. He will stop at nothing, trashing anything that gets in his way; and anything he can't handle personally he will hire out - or, failing that, make a deal. It is a difficult syndrome for most people to understand, because few of us ever come close to the kind of Ultimate Power and Achievement that the White House represents to a career politician."
- Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, by Hunter S. Thompson. Copyright 1973 by Warner Books, page 380.
Of course, should Willard win, he'll be able to finally relax, and reveal his Final Form: