Thursday, August 18, 2011

Frum: IQ Not Important to GOP

Conservative blogger David Frum laments the vanishing role of intelligence and competence in Republican Presidential candidates in The Week.

But it remains true even now that Republicans do not take intelligence or expertise very seriously as qualifications for the presidency. Mitt Romney's smarts do him surprisingly little good; Rick Perry's non-smarts do him disturbingly little harm; and Michele Bachmann's out-beyond-the-Orion-belt substitutions for familiarity with life here on Earth only intensify the admiration of her fan base.

--Ballard Burgher

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