Congratulations, Wall Street Journal

You have published one of the most ridiculous op-eds I have ever read, which is really saying something, because I read David Brooks.

Bret Stephens: Is Obama Smart?

Yes. He is smart.

Whatever legitimate criticisms one may be able to make of President Obama, that he lacks intelligence is not among them.

And of the criticisms cited—"He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent from issues in which he has a duty to be involved. He is overbearing when he ought to be absent." etc.—none are issues of intellect. Political acumen, maybe.

But there are a lot of smart people who lack political acumen, and a lot of people with tremendous capacity for playing politics who are otherwise not particularly gifted in the grey matter.

For the record, pairing the piece with an image of Obama caught mid-sentence making a goofy face does not your case make. A typical miss, WSJ.

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