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    Also, Reagan, Harding and Andrew Johnson. Of course, lack of intelligence isn't the only thing that can make a person unfit for office. There's also lack of character, insanity, experience, etc. But it's certainly up (or down) there.

    "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...Mankind are forever destined to be the dupes of bold & cunning imposture" --Alexander Hamilton

    by kovie on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 11:49:49 AM PDT

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    •  What about Ford? (0+ / 0-)

      I never thought he (my congressman from practically birth until Nixon replaced Agnew) was all that bright, but he did not do that bad a job.

      There's a big bill board in GR on the freeway

      Gerald OUR Ford

      Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends.

      by J Edward on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 11:59:35 AM PDT

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      •  My reading of Ford (0+ / 0-)

        is that he was a basically decent person with good instincts and a healthy ego who was comfortable with himself and managed to compensate for his relative lack of intellectual sophistication through hard work and applying the lessons of experience. He had many, but not all, of the qualities one would want in a politician, regardless of ideology. I'd much rather elect a decent person of average intelligence like Ford than a brilliant cynic like Nixon (heh).

        Like I said, intelligence matters, but so do judgement and character.

        "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...Mankind are forever destined to be the dupes of bold & cunning imposture" --Alexander Hamilton

        by kovie on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 12:05:01 PM PDT

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