You're missing the point regarding intelligence - it doesn't count for squat when you don't know how to get things done! So far, he's shown that he has no clue how to take an idea and see that through to execution.
Also, simply being more educated doesn't necessarily make you wiser.
I've mentioned before - the top people at successful organizations are rarely the most intelligent.
Clinton proved to be politically savvy, particularly after he had is a$$ handed to him in his first 2 years in office. I've never been particularly impressed by his supposed intelligence though.
Remember, Jimmy Carter was highly intelligent also.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
National Review Online weighs in:
Is Everybody a Victim Now? [Mark Krikorian]
I think Governor Palin and Professor Arkes et al. are reading too much into Rahm Emanuel's "f***ing retarded" outburst. B]His use of "retarded" has no more connection to people with Down Syndrome and other forms of retardation than his constant use of the F word refers to the act of coitus. "Moron," imbecile," and "idiot" used to be terms used by psychology to denote different gradations of retardation, but now we just use them as epithets, and that's obviously how he was using "retarded." Emanuel is a vulgar jerk, but can't conservatives, at least, refrain from grievance-mongering and hair-trigger offense-taking? I realize pouncing on him is payback for all the stuff the Left does to us, but, really, someone has got to be a grown-up in this country, and conservatives are the only candidates left.
Is Everybody a Victim Now? - Mark Krikorian - The Corner on National Review Online
My answer: No, because the ideology of the modern right thrives on victimology and fear.
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