BO was elected with the reputation of being a budding philosopher-king. He was supposed to lead not red states nor blue states, but the United States, and he was alleged to have penned two books. Three years later, our leader and intellectual in chief is opening a campaign of smear against potential GOP challengers, and the mainstream media is ready to assist.
The campaign of personal destruction against Perry seems to be two-fold: On one hand, go against his masculinity, which is kind of like going against his charisma. On the other, portray him as a dunce. An American Housewife in London has a very excellent summary of the MSM’s attempt to call in question Rick Perry’s manliness. Most of it is a collection of nasty things said at one time or another behind his back. But guess what, everyone has nasty things said behind his or her back at one time or another. So why not, for instance, build our understanding of Barack Obama on gossip back from his cokehead years?
And how does the Texas governor’s masculinity compare to Obama”s? What exactly does his better half’s wardrobe tell us about the POTUS?
I’m not sure attacking Perry’s intelligence is a good move either because we’d have to contrast him with Obama. In ’08, Obama got a pass on his smarts. Lets have a closer look in 2012! Sure, he has a degree from Columbia and a degree from Harvard, but perhaps the fact that he has these degrees just call into question the quality of our elite education.
Noemie Emeri examined Obama’s leadership record, and didn’t find him very intelligent. Jack Cashill, who long ago insisted that Bill Ayers wrote Dreams from my Father, got a hold of a letter BO wrote a few years prior to his half-a-thousand page autobiography, and found that at law school our POTUS could not write a paragraph. Perry himself wasted no time, of course, and declared Obama’s job policies “dumb”. (H/t Instapundit.) And guess what, according to Rasmussen he’s 3 points above ‘Bamster. (H/t Political Junkie Mom.)
Intelligence is supposed to be one of BO’s stronger points. I don’t think he should want it to be called into question. I don’t think he should want to loose this battle to Perry, who’s merely an early favorite. Lots of things can happen between now and next September, when the GOP is set to nominate its Presidential candidate. If the nation decides that Obama is not too bright, and the GOP nominates someone hard to pigeonhole, too bad for Obama.
UPDATE: Linked by Political Junkie Mom! Thanks!