Too Smart to Be So Dumb

The left takes great pride in casting President Bush as being something less than an intellectual heavyweight. There’s a perception - stereotype is perhaps the better word - that the reading of thick books with small print is a necessity for leadership. But as Joel Engle suggests in The Weekly Standard, this “shortcoming” of the President is perhaps his greatest strength.

Originally posted as a comment on the Democratic side of the page, it seemed an excellent article for those here in the red. Engle suggests that what is sometimes seen as stupidity is actually an uncanny ability to communicate with the average American.

Bush's unprecedented public support, therefore, is not the result of some Rupert Murdoch engineered media scheme - it's a directly attributable to the President's ability to identify with ordinary citizens.

Posted by dce at June 18, 2003 4:35 PM