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  •  I've wondered why it's acceptable to be dumb (2+ / 0-)
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    murasaki, Translator

    Why is it a bad thing if a presidential candidate is smart and it is good to be dumb.
    I always thought a president should be a statesman, well read, really smart and dignified.
    the opposite of Bush.
    But, for awhile now this notion of our presidents should be an idiot and some average sluff you want to have a beer with and that being only a military hawk is what is acceptable.
    You look at our best presidents and they are statesmen not commanders in Chief.  They are dignified and intellectual.  They are classy.
    But, now it's not that way.  The ideal is someone who is not too bright, but, is totally a military hawk and too hell with statesman like.

    •  Welcome to the sound bite (1+ / 0-)
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      era.  "Strong" is better than "smart", and "decisive" is better than "thinking".  Eight second sound bites do not allow for thinking, just for being a "decider".  Warmest regards, Doc.

      Sometimes I feel like Robert Louis Stevenson created me. -6.25, -6.05

      by Translator on Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 07:52:39 AM PDT

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