You know, I don’t care if the President is the smartest guy in the room. I don’t even care if he (or she) is in the top 5. But he damn sure needs to be smart enough to hire smart people, and he sure as hell needs to be smart enough to understand what they tell him!
We’ve already had 8 years of a President who doesn’t give a shit about hiring smart, qualified people, or about paying attention to their advice when he accidentally does hire one. When John McCain says that he doesn’t really know very much about economics, that scares the bejezus out of me. And the thought of having a person a heartbeat away from the presidency whose grasp of the English language is tenuous at best actually causes me to lose sleep.
Say what you will about Obama, but there is no denying that he is a smart, smart man. What’s so bad about that?