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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Politicians are intelligent. You would have to be intelligent in order to convince thousands..if not millions of people to vote you into office.

    But that isn't the problem. The problem is greed. They want power and money. And we give it to them. So...who's really the unintelligent ones?
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    He did have politics smarts, though. He had the right backing, the right temperament, the right individuals inside his administration to move ideas, the right messages, to make it through two terms. We can certainly say he did many things wrong, but smarts and correct actions do not necessarily go in the same direction.
    He got elected two times.

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Define politician.

    Since Ms. Palin, Jesse Jackson, and others who do not hold political offices, yet play in that playground are they politicians?

    I ran for Congress - got handily whipped - am I a politician because I once ran?

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by snilloctjc View Post
    Define politician.

    Since Ms. Palin, Jesse Jackson, and others who do not hold political offices, yet play in that playground are they politicians?

    I ran for Congress - got handily whipped - am I a politician because I once ran?
    Ms. Palin did hold elected office but cut and ran before she fulfilled her obligations to those who elected her.
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Some are. Charlie Rangel is one of the most idiotic individuals I've ever had the displeasure of seeing have a vote in congress. Alan Grayson was another one. However, there are some intelligent politicians like Sen. Lieberman in my opinion.
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Watch this... then answer...

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Watch this... then answer...
    That was the first thought that came to mind when i saw this poll. I think the lesson is, we don't elect our politicans based on their intelligence.
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Politicians are people just like everyone else. Some are more intelligent than others. I would guess though that the majority of politicians on the federal level are above average in terms of how smart they are (or at least how educated they are).
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    I think the median politician is probably still in the top 5% of intelligent people in this country.

    It's easy to forget that even though someone is good at pandering or happens to disagree with you, they can still be smart as all ****. There are some legitimately brilliant people in Congress.
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    I always like to see Ivy League grads on the campaign trail wearing plaid shirts with the sleeves rolled up. They give plain talk speeches, kiss babies, and shake everyone's hand that they possibly can. In the entertainment biz it's called 'working the crowd'. It actually requires a lot of skill. It's a skill that unintelligent people probably couldn't muster.

    So I voted no, they are not unintelligent.
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