Thursday, 7 August 2008

Obama seems to be of average intelligence only

Is it just me or does anyone else hold the opinion that Barack Obama is not really that smart?

I keep hearing, including from conservative talk radio, that Obama is a bright guy.

Where is the proof?

All I see is a man not only lacking in knowledge that is important to a successful presidency - history, economics - but also profoundly lacking in wisdom.

That he is a wonderful speaker when he's reading from a teleprompter is beyond argument. There have been few that are his equal in that regard in the last 30 years.

But what he says is so vapid.

The best description I've heard of the content of his speeches is that it's like eating a McDonald's burger. It's great at the time but it leaves you with an unfulfilled, empty feeling afterwards.

It's when he's not reading from the teleprompter that his real lack of smarts becomes apparent.

Have a think about the times when you have stumbled through an explanation or statement in the way that Obama has ummmed and ahhhed through so much recently.

As you will know, the reason you are stuttering and stammering is because you don't have a strong enough handle on the subject to provide a coherent answer.

Obama stammers through so much that it makes me wonder what he's spent his life doing. What's he been reading? Who's he been listening to?

Compare his grasp on issues with that of the much younger governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. Every time I've heard Jindal talk off the cuff he comes across as having a deep understanding of the issues at hand.

Could it be that Obama is stammering because he knows that if he relies on the knowledge he's gained from radical sources that he will not come across as the 'centerist' that he tries to project himself as. Therefore, the stammering comes from telling BS.

Obama has not released his school records. He must have done OK to graduate from Harvard but George W Bush graduated from Yale and that hasn't stopped his detractors from calling him a dummy.

What sort of intelligence, depth of knowledge, does it take to suggest that the United States' energy needs can be met by making sure your tyres are at the correct pressure and that you get your car tuned up regularly.


Can you imagine how the mainstream media would have played that if McCain had have said it?

His pronouncements on foreign policy are an absolute embarrassment to anyone who has the faintest understanding of how the world works.

Nothing I've seen from Obama leads me to believe that he is anything special in the intelligence stakes.

(Nothing Follows)


Kaboom said...

Jack, that's probably unfair comment.

Bush collected his "dumbass" rep because he was inarticulate, as opposed to "stupid". However, it stuck, albeit unjustly.

To put the same slant on Barry Hussein O. is a bit unfair - I mean, he's a lawyer, a Senator, etc etc - I'm sure that he is dumb as a fox - but to call him out as IQ100 at this juncture (before he does anything really, really stupid) is perhaps a tad presumptuous.

Be that as it may, I will happily call Barry Hussein O. stupid, when he demonstrates that convincingly.

Francis W. Porretto said...

"'s like eating a McDonald's burger...."

Rather more like a mouthful of cotton candy: insubstantial, vaguely sweet, and with no nutritional content.

It's difficult to assess a public figure's intelligence from his public speeches and comments, because such a person is always striving to stay in the camera's eye and on the "good side" of the media. It's even harder if the figure has motives of which he does not -- or dare not -- speak. So it's probably premature to assess the Big O's mental horsepower. All we can really be sure of at this juncture is that:

1. He thinks a lot of himself and not much of us;
2. He really, really wants to be president.

Hmmm...Do we really need to know any more about him?

Darren said...

I've thought for a long time that the man is either extremely naive or extremely dumb--neither of which bodes well for the US if he gets elected.

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