Men who aren’t enough like human beings even to hate - what one feels when they loom into view is just an overwhelming lack of interest, the sort of deep disengagement that is often a defense against pain. In fact, the likeliest reason why so many of us care so little about politics is that modern politicians make us sad, hurt us deep down in ways that are hard even to name, much less talk about. It’s way easier to roll your eyes and not give a shit. You probably don’t want to hear about all this, even”.
David Foster Wallace on modern politicians - written in reference to the 2000 Republican primary - more relevant today. (McCain’s Promise)