*beats head into the wall* It's sad when I, a 20 year old normal American woman, know more than my own president and respect him less than the idiots that live in my hellhole town.
And this is the place I've been in the past eight years.
The thing that gets me, when this topic comes up, is that almost invariably a staunch Bush supporter chimes in and says something to the effect- 'Bush is really a lot smarter than he lets on'.
OK...hold up there a second...rewind.
Here's the president of the United fracking States of America, still regarded as the political, economic, cultural and military powerhouse of the world scene. The president of the US, the so-called leader of the free world, etc. etc.
possible way does even pretending not to be clever benefit the holder of this office??
I am a 41 year old American male, definitely way smarter than the average guy. Machismo and alpha male Marlboro men do not ever impress me....intelligence does. I expect my president to be at least as smart as I; hopefully even more so.
This much at least I can say of John McCain or Barak Obama; nobody is questioning intellect. I have no doubt that McCain is up to the task of president in every respect, I even tend to like the guy from the TV appearances I've seen him make, the problem is that I am convinced he's not the right guy for America this November. Very probably not right for us far beyond US borders.
At least we'll have that this year; either way we won't be worrying about having a smart president in office. After nearly a decade without, it will be really nice to see that again.