The Iranian government recently applied for U.S. visa on behalf of Hamid Aboutalebi, their newest ambassador to the United Nations.
So there is a precedent for a liberal president-messiah, who is less than a messiah and less than a president.
For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena.
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