Show of HandsShow of Hands

DGroot June 12th, 2014 4:07am

In general, do you think those elected to lead us are smarter than you are?

15 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

commonsense America isnt racist
06/12/14 8:36 am

I'd say they are more arrogant and in need of attention than me. But smarter, not necessarily.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
06/12/14 7:27 am

Some I have met are, but not the lion's share. In my experience, many are moderately intelligent, but more greedy or power-hungry than most.

The truly smart folks generally don't seek politics as a career,

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
06/12/14 7:28 am

but I have met a few brilliant 'reluctant politicians' ( local/state in this example) who make a difference using their intellect. We need more of that kind, but why in the world would they be attracted to that?

ProfDG I Want Truth
06/12/14 6:07 am

Some are smarter, but too many are not. Mostly they are ego driven, ethically challenged, narcissistic individuals who want power.

TierasPet
06/12/14 5:39 am

No, they just have different goals. Many of them also have different ethics.

variable00 New Jersey
06/12/14 5:22 am

Are you kidding, I'm pretty sure they aren't smarter than my cat let alone me.

Reply
DGroot America
06/14/14 7:38 pm

Haha, hadn't seen this.. That proves the point nicely

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
06/12/14 2:35 am

If you're smart you're smart enough to not run for an elected office.

Reply
kspells TheOtherOtherside
06/12/14 1:09 am

I think they are smarter about what they do.I feel that way about everybody's job. It's what you do, it has to be what you know.Public office on high levels needs the academic skills, that is if law makers actually read the bills they vote on.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
06/12/14 1:10 am

So well rounded general information with good comprehension. Uhhh .. were so screwed.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/11/14 11:15 pm

Of course not. But then, most people aren't.

Reply
2katz I live in Nebraska
06/11/14 9:49 pm

They're mostly better liars than I am.

Reply
bethanyq Ess Eff
06/11/14 9:44 pm

Not smarter, but more confident and more ethically flexible.